Mallik Wilks: Hull City pay undisclosed fee to Barnsley for forward after loan spell

Mallik Wilks
Mallik Wilks spent the 2018-19 season on loan from Leeds United to Doncaster Rovers

Hull City have signed forward Mallik Wilks from Championship rivals Barnsley on a permanent basis.

The 21-year-old moved to the Tigers on loan in January and has agreed a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Grant McCann's side have also signed centre-back Festus Arthur from Stockport on a three-year contract.

The 20-year-old - born in Hamburg and of Ghanaian descent - joins immediately for an undisclosed fee after making 31 National League appearances this term.

Hull have the option of extending Arthur's deal by a further year.

Ex-Leeds United youngster Wilks has scored three goals in 12 games for Hull since the turn of the year and will be able to play out the season for them.

He agreed a four-year contract when he joined Barnsley last summer, but only made eight league starts for the Tykes.

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