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05 July 2017

Stoke snap up teen star Josh Tymon from Hull after he cancels scholarship to sign five-year deal at Britannia Stadium

STOKE CITY have finally completed the signing of Hull City’s 18-year-old left back Josh Tymon.

The teenager was the centre of a contract dispute with Hull, who believed they had an option of extending his contract by one year.

Josh Tymon will return to Premier League football following this transfer
Josh Tymon will return to Premier League football following this transfer
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Mark Hughes has been keeping a close eye on the talented teenager
Mark Hughes has been keeping a close eye on the talented teenager
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However the Tigers have now admitted defeat after Tymon declined a professional deal and cancelled his scholarship contract to sign a five-year-deal with the Potters.

The Tigers will now be entitled to a fee due to the youngsters age and their role in his budding career.

The England Under-20 international is a home-grown product of the Hull academy, who bagged 12 league appearances last season.

Aside from benefiting his own career, his bank balance will also reap the rewards of this transfer.

He was taking home a substandard £160-a-week as part of his scholarship deal, which would have no doubt been an element behind his decision to move.

Stoke have not released the length of the deal.

Leonoid Slutsky was hoping to hold onto his academy-grown defender
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The youngster oozes confidence on the field
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Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam told the club website: “I believe he will one day be a full England international and I take pride in the work the club has done to make that possible.

“We had hoped that Josh would remain with us to realise his potential.”

The defender has already featured for England at U17, U18 and U20 level.

Ahmed Elmohamady scores an unfortunate own goal for Hull against Manchester City

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