Hull City have completed the signing of defender Jack Hobbs on a three-year contract from fellow Championship side Leicester City.
Skysports.com revealed on Wednesday evening that the Tigers were closing in on a deal for Hobbs after he underwent a medical earlier in the week.
Hobbs impressed during a three-month loan stint at the KC Stadium last season and is understood to have cost Hull in the region of £850,000.
The 22-year-old also played under Tigers boss Nigel Pearson at Leicester and is delighted to have clinched a permanent move to the club.
"I'm delighted now that it's all done and I'm finally a Hull City player," Hobbs told the club's official website.
"I am really looking forward to meeting up with the other lads for pre-season and starting a push towards the Premier League.
"My time at the club last season only reinforced for me what a great club Hull City is - the fans, the stadium, the set-up here, the manager and the players meant it was great to be a part of last season and I want to be part of it again."
Hobbs becomes Pearson's fourth signing of the summer after the captures of Dele Adebola from Nottingham Forest, and Corry Evans and Joe Dudgeon from Manchester United.