Ireland U21 defender Sean McLoughlin joins Hull from Cork City for undisclosed fee
Hull have signed defender Sean McLoughlin from Cork City for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
Centre-back McLoughlin, 22, a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, made 63 appearances in all competitions for Cork.
McLoughlin told the club website: "The move has been going on for the past couple of weeks now, so to finally get over here and sign - I'm delighted.
"I'm buzzing to be here and to be a Hull City player. I know I've still got a lot to learn, but it's a fantastic opportunity and I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead."
In a statement released by the club, Cork head coach John Cotter said; "Seán has been brilliant for us; not just this year, but since he came in.
"He came through the academy here after coming in from Springfield, he left to go to UCC, got his degree and came back.
"That is a credit to Seán himself and shows the pathway that is there. He’s a great lad, a very intelligent lad, and the way he has done it is the right way, getting his degree."