Former Hearts winger David Milinkovic signs for Hull City

Former Hearts winger David Milinkovic has joined Hull City.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 6:08 pm
Updated Monday, 9th July 2018, 7:44 pm
David Milinkovic was a big success at Hearts last term
David Milinkovic was a big success at Hearts last term

The 24-year-old Frenchman, who spent last season on loan at Tynecastle from Italian side Genoa, has signed a three-year deal at the KCOM Stadium with a one-year option.

Hearts were hopeful of securing the permanent signing of fans’ favourite Milinkovic after agreeing a transfer fee with Genoa. However, the player’s wage demands went way beyond the Capital club’s budget.

Milinkovic said: “I am very happy to sign for Hull City and I believe this is a very good opportunity for me. The Championship is a very big league and I am looking forward to training hard every day to be ready to play for this team.”

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Tigers head coach Nigel Adkins said: “David is a talented, skilful player and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to bring him to Hull City when we know that a number of other clubs were also looking to sign him.

“He enjoyed a very good loan spell with Hearts last season and he will add a further goal threat and creativity to our squad.”