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Derby complete 1.75m Hulse deal

Rob Hulse
Hulse hit eight goals in 38 starts last term

Derby County have completed the signing of Sheffield United striker Rob Hulse for 1.75m.

The 28-year-old forward has signed a three-year deal with the Rams and becomes manager Paul Jewell's 10th signing of the summer.

"This is a terrific capture for us and I am really excited to have added a player of Rob's calibre to the squad," Jewell told the club's website.

"Rob is a player I have admired for a very long time."


He added: "His attitude is first-class and he is hungry to return to the highest level and to do it with Derby County.

Derby have been the Championship's busiest side in the transfer market this summer, as Jewell made midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak his 11th summer signing later on Monday. However, he is happy with the level of competition for places.

Adding Rob to the squad gives us some excellent options with the forwards

Derby boss Paul Jewell
"Rob knows this is a huge club with great ambition and his ambition and desire matches ours."

"Adding him to the squad gives us some excellent options with the forwards. All of them have different qualities and strengths," added Jewell.

Hulse has scored 92 goals in 289 appearances during his career, including eight Premiership goals in the 2006/07 season with Sheffield United.

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