Ryan Tafazolli pens deal with Hull City after successful trial

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Hull City Tigers – HULL, Hull City have completed the signing of Ryan Tafazolli on a two-year deal – with the club holding an option for a further year – After the defender enjoyed a successful trial period at the KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers brought Tafazolli in to train with the squad earlier this month following the expiry of his contract at Peterborough United and the 27-year-old impressed during pre-season fixtures against Leyton Orient and Lincoln Red Imps, scoring the winner in the latter.

Tafazolli has worked his way back up the football pyramid since being released by Southampton as a youngster. Short spells with Concord Rangers and Cambridge City preceded a move to then National League side Mansfield Town in 2012 and, after more than a century of appearances for the Stags, he joined League One side Peterborough United in 2016 who were managed by current Tigers Head Coach Grant McCann at the time.

Another 131 senior games were banked, leading to a move to the KCOM Stadium with Tafazolli pleased to have become a Tiger.

“I’m delighted to have signed for the club – it’s a fantastic opportunity and one which I’m determined to grab with both hands,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here so far and it was a great experience to be with the squad for a week or so over in Marbella.

“To finally sign and have my future sorted is a fantastic feeling. My only focus now is to work harder than I’ve ever worked before and give my all for Hull City.”

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