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Hull City to Sign Sunderland Striker Danny Graham On Season Long Loan Spell

by Aidan McCartney

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Sunderland striker Danny Graham has agreed to sign for Hull City on a season-long loan deal according to The Chronicle.

The former Swansea man is currently at the Tigers’ Portuguese training camp in the Algarve to undergo a full medical examination before sealing the switch to the KC Stadium.

Graham had been granted permission to depart Sunderland’s pre-season camp in Italy earlier in the week to hold talks with the East Yorkshire side who are preparing themselves for life back in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old only made the switch to the Stadium of Light six months ago in a £5m deal but after failing to find the net in any of his 13 appearances for the Black Cats he has been given the all clear to find another club by manager Paolo Di Canio.
Former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has now given the striker an escape route and admitted yesterday that a deal was almost completed. He said: “We’re very close and we’re hopeful we can get it done before the weekend,”

“It looks as though there’s a deal to be done with Sunderland and that’s now in the hands of our chief executive.

“All the talks have been encouraging but we’ll have to wait and see now. We hope we can get something done soon.

“As I’ve admitted, he’s a player I like and it would be a big boost to our squad to have someone like Danny join.”

The departure of Graham enhances the chances of Di Canio adding to his strikeforce after already signing American striker Jozy Altidore this summer.


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