City are today set to clinch Aaron Mclean’s capture as their move for the striker edges towards completion.
The Hull hitman was at Valley Parade yesterday afternoon for a medical and talks with joint chairman Julian Rhodes and director of operations David Baldwin.
Mclean is understood to have impressed the City hierarchy with his desire to be a success at his new club and rediscover his previous scoring form in League One.
It is thought that everything has been finalised with the City side of the deal but there are still a couple of minor loose ends to be tied up with Hull, regarding the remainder of his contract.
It is highly likely that the move will be sorted today so that Mclean is available to make his debut in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United.
He is expected to join his new team-mates this morning for training.
Mclean has always been Phil Parkinson’s top target to fill the gap left by Nahki Wells leaving for Huddersfield.
Other names have been discussed at length in the last few days but it was felt that the 30-year-old – who is likely to become the highest paid player at the club – best fitted the bill.
City did secure one signature yesterday as Matthew Bates penned a new deal that will keep him at Valley Parade for the rest of the season.
The versatile central defender has played 14 times since arriving as a free agent in October on a three-month contract.
Meanwhile, City will find out on Friday, February 7 if they will have to cough up for Mark Stewart.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport extended the deadline for their ruling, which was due this weekend, because of “unforeseen circumstances.”
City appealed against FIFA’s ruling that they owed Falkirk £217,000 in training compensation for the striker.