Saints Defender Alfie Jones joins Hull City
Alfie Jones Scored Twice for Gillingham last season - Credit: KentOnline

Southampton defender Alfie Jones has joined League One side Hull City on a one-year deal with the option of second year for a undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old becomes the clubs fifth singing of the transfer window and joins off the back of two loan spells.

His first loan spell was at Scottish top flight side St. Mirren, and he also spent last season on loan at League One side Gillingham where we went on to make 34 appearances.

Graduating from the famed Southampton academy, Jones made seven appearances for the south coast side, all in the League Cup.

  • “Exciting opportunity”

Academy Director Matt Hale said:

“It’s an exciting opportunity to fully launch his senior football career and continue his progress.

He is a tremendous character and we have no doubt he will be a strong player for Hull City.”

The Bristol born defender, who can also play in midfield, will be hoping that he can help the Tigers make an immediate return to the Championship after they were relegated last season.

Hull City head coach Grant McCann said:

“Alfie is someone I’ve kept an eye on personally over the last two or three years.

He wants to get on the ball, he wants to play. He’s aggressive in the tackle and aggressive in the air. He’s a really good character first and foremost.”

Jones becomes the eighth departure from St. Mary’s this window.

First team regulars Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Cedric Soares have both transferred to North London, with the Danish midfielder linking up with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.

European Championship winning right-back Cedric signed for Arsenal permanently, after a loan spell last season.

Mohamed Elyounoussi, Maya Yoshida, Mario Lemina, Harrison Reed and Alexander Cull have also departed the club.