Hull have completed the signing of Scotland international Shaun Maloney, according to Chicago Fire.
Maloney, 32, joined the Major League Soccer franchise in January after a spell at Wigan but has been in Hull finalizing terms for a number of days.
The attacking midfielder, who has also played for Celtic and Aston Villa, told the Fire’s website: “This was a very difficult decision to make but one that I felt I needed to make for various reasons.
“Although my time at the club was brief, I feel very fortunate for the experience to play for the Chicago Fire and would like to thank in particular my teammates for the time I spent with them and hope that in the future the club can become successful on the pitch once again.”
The club’s head coach Frank Yallop added: “It’s tough to see a player of his quality leave but you have to take the human aspect of sport into consideration.
“I’m pleased that the club were able to find a solution that worked for all parties involved and I wish Shaun nothing but the best.”
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Maloney, who should go straight into the Hull squad for their Sky Bet Championship match against Preston on Saturday, scored three times and had three assists in 14 matches for Chicago.