EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Hull have beaten the transfer deadline to sign Leicester City defender Callum Elder on a permanent deal, Football Insider understands.
Elder came through the youth ranks at Leicester but never made a first-team appearance for the Foxes.
A source at Hull City has told Football Insider that the Tigers have been tracking Elder for some time and they have now secured a deal for the Australian.
The 24-year-old has spent the majority of his time at Leicester out on loan at Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town where he has made over 130 appearances.
The Foxes’ boss Brendan Rodgers has given the green light for Elder to leave permanently in a deadline day deal.
Elder is Hull’s third signing on transfer deadline day following the arrivals of Matthew Pennington and Leo Da Silva Lopes from Everton and Wigan respectively.
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