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Hull City are close to signing midfielder Tijani Belaid

Tijani Belaid
Tijani Belaid has previously played for Inter Milan

Hull City are close to completing the signing of Tunisian midfielder Tijani Belaid on a short-term deal.

The 23-year-old has been offered a contract until the end of the season, with the option of a further two years.

Belaid is a free agent after leaving Slavia Prague and has been training with Hull for the past week.

City boss Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside: "The deal to all intents and purposes is done, we're just waiting for the final registration."

Pearson added: "We became aware of his availability last week, and that on a contractual obligation he was a free agent and we've been able to have a look at him.

"He's a creative midfield player, so long as he's able to adapt to the English game, I'm sure he'll have a good impact."

France-born Belaid started his career at Inter Milan and has had a loan spell at PSV Eindhoven. He has made 19 appearances for Tunisia, scoring three goals, and had been at Slavia Prague since 2008.

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