Hull City manager Steve Bruce is finally enjoying some success in the transfer market as the recently-relegated Championship side met the £3.5m release clause for Brentford's Moses Odubajo.
The Tigers have lost key cornerstones of the side which kept them in the Premier League during the 2013/14 campaign this week as James Chester and Robbie Brady left for West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City respectively.
Bruce is now in the position where he can start strengthening his threadbare squad and the former Wigan and Sunderland boss has isolated England U20 star Odubajo as someone who can provide Ahmed Elmohamady with competition on the right of his defence.
The East Yorkshire club also remain hopeful of securing the season-long loan of 20-year-old centre-back Isaac Hayden from Arsenal but they have been rebuffed in their efforts to sign Odubajo's Bees teammate Andre Gray.
Their second-tier rivals are holding out for £7m after the Wolverhampton-born striker scored 16 goals as Brentford secured a play-off spot last term.
Hull have been wary of their dwindling numbers but the capture of Ryan Taylor on Monday has given Bruce some well-needed experience at the back ahead of their curtain-raiser against Huddersfield Town on 8th August.
The 30-year-old former Newcastle defender has been training with the Tigers squad along with Wilson Palacios in recent weeks and has done enough to earn a one-year deal with the East Yorkshire club.
Hull announced Taylor's arrival alongside confirmation of a deal to take Chesterfield midfielder Sam Clucas to the KC Stadium after the former Mansfield Town man scored 9 goals in 41 appearances last season.
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