Hull confirm Zaki loan deal
Tigers pay "significant loan fee" for Egyptian striker's services
By Jamie Casey. Last Updated: January 18, 2010 2:09pm
Zaki: Tigers loan deal
Hull City have confirmed the loan signing of Egyptian striker Amr Zaki from Zamalek FC.
The signing of the former Wigan forward had been subject of much speculation, after the player claimed to have reached an agreement with Phil Brown's side on his personal website.
The Tigers have now confirmed that is the case on their official website, and the 26-year-old will spend the rest of the season on loan at the KC Stadium.
A statement read: "We are pleased to confirm the signing of Amr Zaki from Zamalek FC. The player yesterday (Sunday) signed a loan agreement until the end of the season to join Hull City AFC.
"As in the case with all non-EU transfers, there are work permit and other red tape issues still to be confirmed but we are expecting the player to return to England and join Hull City on Friday this week."
The statement also confirmed Hull have "paid a significant loan fee" for his services after the striker impressed with 10 league goals when on loan with the Latics last season.
Zaki missed out on selection for the African Cup of Nations through injury but Tigers boss Brown can expect to have his new striker available for the home clash with Wolves at the end of the month.