By Danny Wright
Championship side Hull have confirmed the signing of Kevin Stewart from Liverpool.
The Tigers announced on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that the 23-year-old had penned a three-year deal to secure his permanent exit from Anfield.
— Hull City (@HullCity) July 21, 2017
Stewart had only earned 20 senior appearances for Liverpool in his three years with the club following his switch from Tottenham on a free transfer in 2014.
He has been out on three different loan spells during his time on Merseyside, with Cheltenham, Burton and Swindow all acquiring his temporary services in recent years.
Last season saw Stewart stay on Merseyside as he became an important part of the Under-23 side in Premier League 2, but was also used on the bench in a number of occasions for Jurgen Klopp’s senior squad.
Hull say on their official website that Stewart is available for selection in their friendly clash with Benfica on Saturday night, and the midfielder is understandably happy to seal the transfer.
“I’m delighted to sign for the club, I can’t wait to get started and get my boots on,” he said, as quoted by Hull’s official site.
“It’s an exciting move for me and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
Football Insider Verdict
Stewart is a top signing for Hull and although he is unproven, he will bring Leonid Slutsky’s side a great pedigree of talent that has been nurtured in two of the top youth set-ups in England at Tottenham and Liverpool. Last season saw him feature on the fringe of Klopp’s plans and that will no doubt set him in good stead for a stint at Hull. The Tigers aren’t expected to pull up any trees in the Championship next season, but could come near to a play-off spot with Stewart in their team, who will probably be filling the void left by Tom Huddlstone and Jake Livermore who have both left in recent months.
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