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Everton midfielder Hope Akpan joins Hull City on loan

Hope Akpan
Akpan could make his Hull debut against Norwich on Saturday

Everton central midfielder Hope Akpan has joined Hull City on loan until the end of the season.

The Championship club have an option to sign the 19-year-old on a permanent deal in the summer.

"We do have options to make the deal permanent should we feel that it's right," Tigers boss Nigel Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We've got an agreement in place [with Everton], and hopefully it'll be a good addition to the squad."

Akpan is a product of the Toffee's youth system, and has made one appearance for the Everton first-team, as a substitute in the Europa League tie against BATE Borisov in December 2009.

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