Hull City signed Tyler Smith on a free transfer from Sheffield United, though they’ll owe the Blades part of any future sale of the striker.
Hull Live report that Smith, 22, has joined the Tigers on a free transfer from Sheffield United. But Grant McCann’s side will owe Sheffield United a percentage of any future sale – what Hull Live say is ‘essentially a sell-on clause’.
The Englishman started the goalless draw at home to Bournemouth over the weekend, playing 81 minuets on his first outing for the Tigers – his first league appearance of the season and his first-ever Championship appearance.
A graduate of the Sheffield United youth academy, Smith was a highly-regarded youngster in the Blades set up but would never break into the first-team.
He leaves South Yorkshire with a handful of cup appearances to his name for Sheffield United but has spent the vast majority of his career so far out on loan.
Smith’s previously featured for the likes of Barrow, Doncaster Rovers, Bristol Rovers, Rochdale and last season Swindon Town where he scored seven goals in 23 League One outings.
Hull’s goes woes
Hull sit in 18th-place of the Championship table going into next month’s international break. They ended a run of three-straight defeats with a point v Bournemouth over the weekend but are yet to win and yet to score since they thumped Preston 4-1 on the opening day of the campaign.
Smith arrives with a lot of pressure on his shoulders to provide the goals needed for Hull to fend off an immediate return to League One – Hull are next in action against Swansea City after the international break.