Boss announces delight after early Chelsea transfer deal is signed, sealed and delivered!

Grant McCann says Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter was his number one choice, after the 22-year-old completed a switch to Hull City.

Baxter, who has more than 150 appearances to his name so far in his fledgling career, spent last season on loan at Accrington Stanley, impressing at the Wham Stadium before injury brought about a premature end to his campaign in March

Chelsea rate the lad very highly but are not ready to give him a real shot in the first team this coming season, meaning that Thomas Tuchel was keen to get him sent out on loan for the next 12 months.

And after seeing the deal get announced, McCann says Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter was his number one choice: “I’m very pleased to get Nathan in on a season-long loan,” McCann told the City website.

Baxter’s move to the Tigers will be his seventh different loan spell having come through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, and McCann admits his desire to move to the club shone through.

“Nathan’s been our number one target and he made it very clear to me after our initial conversation that Hull City was where he wanted to come.

“He’s had a great upbringing and has progressed with each loan he’s had and comes to us with a great drive and determination to show what he’s about.

“He’s a very ambitious lad and he’s rated very highly at Chelsea, so we are delighted to get the deal done.

“We now have four excellent goalkeepers in Matt Ingram, Nathan Baxter, Harvey Cartwright and David Robson. I’m looking forward to seeing them push each other every day under the guidance of Barry Richardson.”

Roundup…this is a very good move for the lad and he should do very well at Hull


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