West Brom swoop for Hull keeper Myhill
West Brom have moved to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.
The 27-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the Hawthorns, with the option of a fourth and joins for an undisclosed fee. Myhill, a Wales international, passed a medical on Friday night and will now challenge Scott Carson for the number one shirt at the Baggies. And manager Roberto Di Matteo is happy with his latest addition.
"I'm delighted to welcome Boaz to the club,'' he told West Brom's website. "He joins us at a good age with a good pedigree, having spent the last two years in the Premier League. I'm sure he will fit nicely into our goalkeeping department.''
Myhill has become Di Matteo's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Pablo Ibanez, Gabriel Tamas and Steven Reid and the Italian is pleased with the strength of his goalkeeping department.
"We've now got two very good international goalkeepers working under our coach Dean Kiely. Competition is vital in all areas of the squad and I'm confident Scott and Boaz will drive each other on.''
Myhill's move to the Hawthorns sees his seven-year stay at the KC come to an end, having played in all four divisions of English football with the Tigers.
A Hull statement read: "The club would like to thank Boaz for his commitment, enthusiasm and outstanding contribution whilst wearing a Hull City shirt and we wish him the best of luck for the future.''