£6.5million deal for Jelavic will not quiet critics

Published: 16/01/2014

Attacker Nikica Jelavic is ready for his opportunity at Hull City after the Premier League club completed the record signing of the Croat from Everton for £6.5million.

The Tigers announced the signing of the 28-year-old former Rangers forward on a three-and-a-half-year deal and it is expected manager Steve Bruce will hand him his debut in Saturday’s Premier League match at Norwich.

The fee will rise to £7.5million if Hull stay in the Premier League and Jelavic said: “As soon as the manager called me I realised straight away he was really interested in signing me and it is a great opportunity for me to come here.

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