Maynor Figueroa: Hull City sign Wigan Athletic defender

Maynor Figueroa

Hull City have signed Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa on a two-year deal.

The Honduras international, 30, who played under Tigers boss Steve Bruce for the Latics, was out of contract with the Championship-bound side.

He joined Wigan on loan from Honduran side Deportivo Olimpia in January 2008 before joining permanently that December.

"It is a big challenge for me, but it's certainly one I'm looking forward to," he told the club website.external-link

"When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I paid close attention to the results because I wanted Steve Bruce to achieve promotion.

"I was happy for him to earn the success. He is a great manager, and I'm looking forward to working with him again."

Figueroa made 41 appearances for Wigan last season but missed the FA Cup final success over Manchester City with a groin injury.

He is the second player to join the Tigers since they secured their return to the Premier League on the final day of the Championship season.

Winger George Boyd made his loan move from Peterborough permanent last month.