Monday 17 June 2013

Figueroa reunited with Bruce at Hull City

Honduras left-back is reunited with Steve Bruce at the newly promoted Tigers

Maynor Figueroa was signed by Steve Bruce for Wigan Athletic in 2008

Hull City have continued to shape their squad ahead of their return the Barclays Premier League with the signing of left-back Maynor Figueroa.

The 30-year-old defender joins on a free transfer after his contract with Wigan Athletic expired and is reunited with manager Steve Bruce, who signed the Honduras international for the Latics in 2008.

"He is a great manager, and I'm looking forward to working with him again"
Maynor Figueroa on Steve Bruce

Figueroa was an important member of Wigan's first team, making 179 League appearances for the club, but the full-back missed the FA Cup final victory over Manchester City as well as the season run-in with a groin injury.

"I'm happy to be here and to be a part of the club," Figueroa told Hull's website. "It is a big challenge for me, but it's certainly one I'm looking forward to."

"When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I paid close attention to the results because I wanted Steve Bruce to achieve promotion. I was happy for him to earn the success. He is a great manager, and I'm looking forward to working with him again.

"I watched the Cardiff game, and after the final whistle, I turned to my wife and said, 'Hull could be an option for me next year'."

Figueroa is the second signing made by Bruce this summer, after George Boyd's loan was made into a permanent deal.

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Key Points

  • Maynor Figueroa signs for newly promoted Hull City
  • The 30-year-old joins on a free transfer after agreeing a two-year deal
  • Figueroa is Hull's second signing of the summer