Hull City have completed the signing of midfielder Ryan Mason from Tottenham Hotspur. The 25-year-old has moved to the KCOM Stadium on a three-year deal and has become the latest in an increasingly long list of players to join the Tigers in the days before the transfer window closes.
Mason – who became a peripheral figure at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino – was also linked with a switch to Sunderland, but he has instead joined their Premier League rivals, who have made a surprisingly strong start to the campaign under caretaker manager Mike Phelan.
"I'm delighted and excited to be here," Mason told Hull's official website after completing his move from Spurs. "I can't wait to get started and I see this as a massive opportunity for me."
Hull have not revealed how much they have paid to sign Mason, but have admitted he cost more than the £10m ($11.7m) they paid Palermo to buy Abel Hernandez in 2014.
A prospective takeover of the club has inhibited their efforts in the transfer market this summer, but Hull's hierarchy have loosened the purse strings in recent days to sign Mason, as well as the likes of Will Keane from Manchester United and goalkeeper David Marshall from Cardiff City.
Mason made his Tottenham debut in November 2008, but has spent much of his career on loan with various teams in the Football League, including Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town. Meanwhile, Mason earned the one, and thus far only, England cap of his career against Italy in 2015.