Hull City closing in on £6.5m move

Everton forward Nikica Jelavic is poised to complete a £6.5million move to Hull City, after being sold on the idea by Steve Bruce, according to the Independent.

The two clubs have agreed a £6.5million fee for the Croatian forward, and all that remains to be finalized is the personal terms.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has allowed Jelavic to leave to help his World Cup ambitions, as the forward has found first team football hard to come by at Goodison Park following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.

“Steve Bruce called me and told me that he wants me in his team as a leading attacker,” Jelavic told Croatian newspaper Jutarnji list.

“He asked me if I’m ready to move, then talked briefly about the club, his coaching philosophy and about the club’s goals.

“He was very confident during that conversation and after that I agreed to move to Hull City. The club suits me and I’m happy that the clubs have found an agreement for my transfer.”

Jelavic joined the Toffees for £5million from Rangers in January 2012, and made an immediate impact, scoring 11 goals before the end of the season and finishing as Everton’s top scorer.

However his form dipped dramatically during the second half of last season, and the loan signing of Lukaku has seen him reduced to a bit part player under Martinez.

He is yet to score a league goal this season.

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