Hull City transfer news: Tigers boss Steve Bruce wraps up deals for Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire after dramatic Sheffield United U-turn

Bruce continue summer investment as Tigers spending nears £20m mark

Hull City have unveiled new signings Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire, from Dundee and Sheffield United, after prolonged pursuits of the promising pair.

The Tigers are showing no signs of letting up in their efforts to strengthen this summer after already confirming deals for Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince.

Steve Bruce is preparing to lead his side into the Europa League for the first time in their history when they play away at AS Trencin this week, and has extended his spending even further tonight.

The young duo, who were in Hull to complete medicals today, arrive at the East Yorkshire club on the back of impressive seasons with their former sides.

Maguire, a stalwart of the Sheffield United defence for the past three seasons, will cost Hull £2.5m while Scottish international Robertson has been priced at £2.85m

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While the 20-year-old's deal from Scottish Premier League side Dundee has been considered a done deal since Friday, Bruce's move for Maguire was far more dramatic.

The former Wigan Athletic and Sunderland manager had told local reporters in East Yorkshire that the Tigers had been priced out of a move before the Blades had a rethink and 'reluctantly accepted' his offer.

Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson are confirmed as Hull City players The Premier League outfit, who achieved their highest ever finish last season, had released a statement suggesting that they would take time to decide if they wanted to resurrect the deal.

"Sheffield United rejected an offer from the Club five days (Wednesday) ago for defender Harry Maguire," it said. "This was the Club’s final offer and we have since entered into discussions with other transfer targets.

"In light of Sheffield United’s statement this morning the board will meet with manager Steve Bruce this afternoon to determine whether we now wish to pursue the transfer after the South Yorkshire club's apparent U-turn."

That meeting resulted in the Tigers hierarchy agreeing with Bruce that Maguire was a target worth backtracking for and tied up personal terms with the 21-year-old this morning.

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