Hull City have agreed a deal to sign Josh Emmanuel on a free transfer after his departure from Bolton Wanderers, Football Insider understands.
The 22-year-old right-back is a free agent after he left the Trotters last month following their relegation to League Two.
A source at Hull has told Football Insider that the London-born defender underwent a medical on Thursday and is set to put the finishing touches on his deal shortly.
Emmanuel joined on a free last summer after he was released by Ipswich Town and quickly established himself as a regular among the starting XI.
He missed just two of a possible 29 league games all season but was unable to stop the club from being relegated.
Now a free agent, Hull saw the former Rotherham star as an affordable first-team signing and have moved quickly to get him on board.
The Tigers are preparing for life in League One following their relegation from the Championship last season.
Emmanuel has spent most of his playing career in the third tier of English football and has made a total of 72 appearances in the division.
Hull boss Grant McCann has already begun to assemble a side for next season with a permanent deal for Mallik Wilks and the capture of Festus Arthur confirmed by the club.
There have also been a number of departures from the KCOM Stadium with the likes of Jon Toral, Jackson Irvine, Kevin Stewart and Eric Lichaj all released at the end of their contracts.
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