Hull City sign up former Atletico Madrid and Leeds player

The Tigers have signed 19-year-old right-back Elliott Kebbie on a deal until the end of the season, who was last season linked to Manchester United.

Hull City have signed up Yorkshire born right-back Elliott Kebbie on a deal until the end of the season. He will train with Stephen Clemence's development squad in the hope of pushing for a place in Steve Bruce's first-team.

The Hull Daily Mail reports that Kebbie was very highly regarded at Leeds United and was set to be handed a deal with the club before his family moved to Spain. Once in Spain Kebbie had trials with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before signing a four-year-deal with the latter. Leeds United were then awarded £500,000 in compensation following the deal.

Unfortunately Kebbie's progress in Spain was hindered after he was struck down with glandular fever. It has led to him returning to his Yorkshire roots and now has a great chance at a Premier League side.

At one point Elliott was the only English footballer playing in Spain. His experience of training with Atletico Madrid will have been valuable to him. At only 19 years-old and despite his setbacks, he is still a very highly rated, fast defender.

In May 2013 Manchester United were linked with a deal for Kebbie which could have seen Javier Hernandez going the other way according to The Mirror. It seems Hull have certainly pulled off a great deal. Arriving on a free transfer, Kebbie will be hoping he can continue to progress his game at the KC Stadium.

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