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Hull sign defender Sonko on loan

Ibrahima Sonko
Sonko has played only once for Stoke this season

Hull have signed Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko on a season-long loan.

The 28-year-old Senegal international made 14 Premier League appearances last season for the Potters after joining them from Reading in August 2008.

He becomes Hull's sixth signing of the transfer window and provides cover in defence following the departure of Michael Turner to Sunderland.

"Ibrahima needs to play first team football but we have defensive options," said Stoke boss Tony Pulis.

Sonko has played only once for Stoke this season, in the Carling Cup tie with Leyton Orient last week, and his chances of playing were further reduced by the arrival of defenders Robert Huth and Danny Collins at the Britannia Stadium.


Prior to playing for Reading, Sonko was previously with Brentford, whom he joined from French side Grenoble.

Hull sold centre-back Michael Turner to Sunderland for an undisclosed fee on Monday but had, a day earlier, recruited defender Paul McShane from the Black Cats.

Hull have also signed Steven Mouyokolo, Seyi Olofinjana, Jozy Altidore, Stephen Hunt this transfer window.

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see also
Stoke sign Sunderland's Collins
01 Sep 09 |  Stoke
Sunderland seal Turner transfer
31 Aug 09 |  Sunderland
Hull City sign defender McShane
30 Aug 09 |  Hull
Hull complete Hunt & Ghilas deals
13 Apr 10 |  Hull
Hull complete Altidore loan deal
10 Aug 09 |  Hull
French defender seals Hull deal
02 Jun 09 |  Hull

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