Hull City have completed the signing of Amr Zaki on loan until the end of the season, subject to the Egyptian receiving a work permit.
Zaki, who scored 11 Premier League goals in a loan spell with Wigan last season, joins the Tigers from Egyptian side Zamalek. Hull boss Phil Brown will be looking for him to have a similar impact at the KC Stadium as he looks to guide his side out of the drop zone.
A statement on Hull's official website read: "We are pleased to confirm the loan signing of Amr Zaki from Zamalek FC. The player yesterday signed a loan agreement until the end of the season to join Hull City AFC.
"As is the case with all non-EU transfers, there are work permit and other red tape issues still to be confirmed, but we are expecting the player to return to England and join Hull City on Friday this week. The playing contracts are signed and confirmed, however the final details must be undertaken before the loan can commence."
Zaki claimed he was delighted to be back playing in England. "I'm happy to be back in the Premier League with Hull City," he said in a post on his official website yesterday. "Tigers are good side and I'm looking forward to do my best for the team.
"I want to thank both Phil Brown and (chairman) Adam Pearson for the faith they showed in me and my target is to repay this faith on the field by helping my team-mates to do the best for the club and for the fans. I'll travel back to Cairo on Tuesday to finish some stuff then back to join my team on Thursday."