Burnley striker fails Hull medical

Hull City announced today that a move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin had fallen through.

The move was called off late Monday night when results from the strikers medical which had taken place during the day showed up issues with his knee.

The prolific forward who was only working as a bricklayer three years ago was set to put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the KC Stadium and join the likes of George Boyd, Alan McGregor and Maynor Figueroa in signing for the Tigers this summer.

He would have cost around £4.5 million which could have proved to of been a decent piece of business by Steve Bruce’s side who finished second last in the Championship after a nervy finish on the last day of the season.

Austin has been in superb form over recent years, scoring 28 goals for Burnley last season and 17 the previous year after his move from Swindon Town.

It is likely The Tigers will make another move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper in their quest for a goalscorer to help them seek survival next season. A move for Reading striker Adam Le Fondre has also been mooted, along with West Bromwich Albion forward Peter Odemwingie.

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