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Hull seal James Harper and Nolberto Solano deals

James Harper and Nolberto Solano
Harper (left) and Solano have both played in the Premier League

Hull City have completed the signings of midfielders James Harper and Nolberto Solano.

Harper, 29, has signed a two-year contract at the KC Stadium having been released by Sheffield United.

Leicester veteran Solano, 35, who has already announced his intention to retire at the end of the coming season, has agreed a one-year deal.

"We're happy to have got two quality players in," said head of football operations Adam Pearson.

He continued to BBC Radio Humberside: "We've got both players on really good, tight deals.

"Nobby [Solano] will be on a year and James on two years on wages that don't dent the finances too much."


Former Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham winger Solano played under Hull boss Nigel Pearson at Leicester.

The Peru international originally agreed a new six-month deal with the Foxes in May but has now opted to follow Pearson to the KC Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Tigers have said that Algeria international forward Kamel Ghilas could join a Turkish club on loan.

Hull have also appointed Mark McGuire as their new chief executive. McGuire has been with Stockport County for the last three years and will look after the administration and business side of the club.

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see also
Hull City to look at midfield duo
06 Jul 10 |  Hull
Solano to retire at end of season
24 Jun 10 |  Leicester
Harper among nine leaving Blades
17 May 10 |  Sheff Utd

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