Hull City have completed the signing of German-Ghanaian defender Festus Arthur from Stockport County for an undisclosed fee.
The Hamburg-born centre-back penned a three-year deal with a club option of a further season, the Tigers announced Thursday.
Arthur has been a player Hull have been in pursuit of throughout 2020.
At the end of January, manager Grant McCann admitted that he was interested in signing the 20-year-old who can also operate as a left-back and a defensive midfielder.
Reports, during the winter transfer window, claimed that Hull had an offer turned down during that period but their perseverance has paid off.
“I’m very happy to be a Hull City player. It’s something that’s been going on for a while now and I’m just excited to finally join the club,” Arthur told the club’s website
“I’ve had a good chat with the gaffer and I like him as a person. I’m looking forward to working with him and getting to know my new team-mates. I just can’t wait to get going.”
— Festus Arthur (@FestusArthur16) July 2, 2020
Before his move, Arthur featured heavily for National League outfit Stockport this season, scoring twice and helping to keep seven clean sheets in 32 appearances.
Hull City reportedly fought off interest from Leicester City, Barnet and Ipswich Town to secure Festus Arthur to the KCOM Stadium.