Wolves have today announced the signing of Hull City winger Stephen Hunt for an undisclosed fee, but thought to be around £3M, with Stephen signing a three-year contract.
Stephen Hunt – signed for Wolves
Maybe Stephen liked the all gold strip since that’s the colors of both Hull City and Wolves.
But for £3M Stephen was never a target of Newcastle, and also Hunt turns 29 in August and is probably a bit older than players Chris wants to bring in over the summer.
But the lad’s a decent player, and he has 22 appearances for Ireland with one goal, and had joined Hull City in August of last year and ended up playing 27 times with 6 goals for the Humberside club.
It’s interesting that Hull rejected a £5M bid for the player from the Wolverhampton club in January, but Hunt later revealed he had made an agreement with Hull chairman Adam Pearson, that he would be allowed to leave the club this summer, if Hull failed to stay in the Premier League.
Hull’s financial troubles are such that they have to unload most of their good players this summer, to significantly cut their wage bill, much like Newcastle United had to do last summer.
But we doubt Newcastle were ever serious contenders for this player – and we think Chris has better and younger players, on his radar screen.
Stephen had played 136 times (25 goals) for Brentford and 156 times (17 goals) for Reading before he signed on at Hull last summer.