Festus Arthur set to sign for Hull City
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Stockport County defender Festus Arthur is set to join Championship outfit Hull City, VAVEL UK understand.

He was at Hull City's Cottingham training ground on Wednesday to complete the paperwork.

As the Tigers battle to avoid the drop to League One, they are set to announce a new signing who should join their back line.

Arthur to join Tigers

The German-Ghanaian defender, who came through the youth ranks at Oldham Athletic before having a loan at Glossop North End in the 2018/19 campaign, is to be announced as a Hull City signing later this afternoon.

In his time with National League Stockport County, the 20-year-old has featured in 31 games, scoring twice.

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He primarily plays as a central defender, although has also been utilised as a left-back in the past.

Hamburg-born, he has been influential in Stockport County's run in this season's National League, although they missed out on the playoffs in favour of Barnet on a points-per-game basis.

Interest fought off

Hull City have been interested in Arthur for a while, with Football Insider reporting during the January transfer window that the Tigers were linked with the defender.

It was claimed that they had an offer turned down during that period but their perseverance has paid off.

Leicester City, Barnsley and Ipswich Town reportedly took an interest in the defender during the winter but it now seems that he is headed towards the KCOM Stadium.

Arthur's contract with the Hatters expired at the end of this season, with Stockport claiming that they had 'an intention to have positive talks regarding re-engagement of the young, developing player'.

It will be his first taste of EFL football after coming through the ranks at Oldham Athletic as a youth player, where he had a spell on loan with Osset Albion before moving to Stockport County in March of 2019.