Bristol City have signed Sheffield Wednesday right-back Jack Hunt for an undisclosed fee, confirmed by the club website.
The right-back joins Bristol City from Sky Bet Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee, and has become the club’s fifth summer signing.
The 27-year-old has more than 250 appearances in a career mostly spent in the Championship, he is certain to add experience to the Bristol City side.
Lee Johnson told the club website: “I think Jack is an excellent acquisition for us.
“He is very experienced in the Championship and he is of a good age where he is coming into his prime.”
“He is a very tough competitor, he’s physically fit and he likes to maraud forward.”
“The signing gives us strong competition in that back line and that’s where we need to be because it’s a tough division with many, many games.”
“We are delighted to bring in a player of his quality and we look forward to welcoming him into the Bristol City family.”
Jack Hunt came through Huddersfield Town’s youth system. He went on to make 121 appearances for Huddersfield Town and played a key role in their promotion to the Championship in 2011/12, featuring 50 times through the season.
His brilliant performances for them attracted interest from the Premier League and in September 2013, Crystal Palace signed the defender for an undisclosed fee.
The attacking right back initially joined Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan in July 2015 but soon made the switch from Selhurst Park to Hillsborough permanent.
Hunt has been a regular fixture in the Owls’ defence since his arrival and helped Wednesday reach the Championship play-offs in his first two campaigns with the club.
Here is how Sheffield Wednesday fans reacted to the departure of right-back Jack Hunt to Bristol City –
Disappointed Hunt has left, however, if #SWFC use the money to tie up the Venancio deal and get a replacement, it is a good deceision.
Whilst Hunt was ideal for the 3-5-2 system, there are plenty of other RWB’s on the market. https://t.co/NINHYjaiV6
— Elliott (@E_Jackson21) July 6, 2018
— James (@james____s) July 6, 2018
You can only get rid of the players that other teams want, it’s a shame it had to be Hunty but he has put in a fine shift over the past 3 years. Good luck to him! #swfc
— Harry Dowde (Journo) (@DowdeHarry) July 6, 2018
— Craig Fleming (@CraigFleming70) July 6, 2018