Hull City Sign Egyptian Hitman Amr Zaki

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Amr Zaki has joined Hull City tonight according to reports published on the player’s official website. Hull have yet to confirm the reports themselves but it seems that the Egyptian striker will join the Tigers on a five month loan deal.

Zaki found himself in the spotlight last season when on loan to Wigan Athletic. It seemed like he couldn’t stop scoring for them in the first half of the season but his goals eventually dried up and he ended the campaign with eleven goals from twenty-nine appearances.

His time at Wigan came to an awkward end when the then manager Steve Bruce labeled him as the most unprofessional player he had ever worked with, due to his lack of punctuality when returning from international appearances.

Zaki played for Egypt at the previous two African Cup of Nations but as he is not with the current squad in the 2010 CAN. He could prove to be a vital asset for Hull City who have lost Gabonese international Daniel Cousin to the African Cup.

Hull City have been struggling for goals this season, finding the net twenty times in twenty-one games. They currently sit third from bottom in the Premiership.

David Jester is the author of An Idiot in Love, This is How You Die and other novels. He writes under three different pen names and when he is not writing fiction or nonfiction, he works as a freelancer.