Done deal: Celtic academy graduate signs for reported £5m

By Tom Blackburn

Hull have signed goalkeeper David Marshall from Cardiff, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Premier League newcomers have been linked with Marshall for most of the summer and have now got the deal over the line.

Hull announced the deal via their Twitter account and website, with Marshall signing a three-year deal.

“I am delighted to be joining Hull City and I am looking forward to having many successes with the club and the fans,” he said in a video on Hull’s Twitter account.

The Sun claim that the former Celtic goalkeeper has cost Hull £5million.

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Marshall missed Cardiff’s 1-0 defeat against Reading on the weekend as the deal neared completion.

Marshall started his professional career with Celtic in 2002 and progressed through their youth set-up and Under-20s side.

However, the shotstopper left Celtic in 2007 to join Norwich, having played just 14 times for the senior Hoops team, who had Artur Boruc as their number one at the time.

Prior to a permanent move to Norwich he spent a year on loan in East Anglia, and in total played 105 times for them before moving to Cardiff in 2009.

He has been a key player for the Welsh giants over the last seven years, and was one of their shining lights during the season they spent in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old is regarded as a senior player in the Welsh capital, and has played a total of 278 times, with 87 clean sheets in that time.

Hull are currently without their first choice keeper and fellow Scot Allan McGregor, who will remain sidelined by an injury until November.

In the latest Celtic transfer news, their winger will fight for first-team place as deal falls through.