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Hakeeb Adelakun joins Hull City on season-long loan

24 September 2020

Hull City are delighted to announce the signing of winger Hakeeb Adelakun on a season-long loan from Championship side Bristol City.

The 24-year-old, who becomes the Tigers’ ninth summer signing, has previously played in League One with Scunthorpe and Rotherham, where he won promotion last season.

Born in Hackney, the 6’3” wideman was on Crystal Palace and West Ham’s books as a youngster before moving to Glanford Park in 2012.

A League Two promotion winner in 2013/14, he helped the Iron reach the third-tier play-offs in two successive seasons and scored 19 goals in 169 Scunthorpe appearances overall.

Signing for Bristol City in 2018, Adelakun featured five times for the Robins and enjoyed a productive loan spell with Rotherham last term, playing nine games as the Millers finished runners-up.

“Hakeeb is a player I’ve admired for a few years now,” said Head Coach Grant McCann.

“Seeing him at Scunthorpe, and managing against him, he was always a threat for them. He had a tremendous time there, in terms of goals and assists.

“He’s coming here on the back of knowing what it’s like to get promoted, and what it’s like to challenge. He was in a successful Scunthorpe team that twice just missed out on promotion. He went to Rotherham last season and they got promoted. He knows what it takes.

“He’s a really, really good signing. What I like about him as well is he’s flexible. He can play across the front three, as a number 10, and he brings us pace and power, which I feel can be a big factor for us this season.”

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