Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce Reuters

Hull City were one of the busiest clubs on transfer deadline day in England and completed as many as four signings before the close of the window at 11pm.

The Premier League club signed as many as 10 players this summer and have significantly strengthened their squad from last season.

The Tigers even broke their club-record fee for a player, following their signing of Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez from Serie A club Palermo.

However, Steve Bruce did not stop there and has gone on to rebuild his entire front line, with the signings of Gaston Ramirez and Hatem Ben Arfa on loan from Southampton and Newcastle United respectively.

The manager was delighted with the capture of the three forward signings and believes that they will add a new dimension to the team and is looking forward to working with them.

"Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far the Club has come in such a short space of time," said manager Steve Bruce.

"He is an exciting talent and like myself, I'm sure the supporters can't wait to see him in action," added Bruce.

"Gaston significantly improves our attacking options and I'm delighted to welcome him to the Club," the Englishman told Hull's official site.

Coming to their final signing of the summer transfer window, Bruce feels the Frenchman can add the missing creative flare to the team.

"Hatem is a superb addition to the squad, and brings a lot of attacking flare," the former Sunderland manager added.

Apart from the three attackers the manager also added some defensive steel to the midfield with Mohamed Diame, who arrived from West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.

Bruce has also secured Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson on permanent deals from Tottenham and Tom Ince from Blackpool among other signings taking Hull's spending over £30m this summer.

The Tigers, who reached the finals of the FA cup are significantly stronger this season and the former Birmingham City manager now has a squad capable of causing an upset to any team in the Premier League.

There is cause for optimism among the KC Stadium faithful, after the arrivals this summer and a finish in the top half of the league table should be within their reach.