21:10 31st August 2016
New signing James Weir is delighted to have signed for the Tigers at what he knows is an important stage of his career.
21-year-old Weir has spent the last eight years with Manchester United, working his way through the ranks to the point of making his first team debut last season.
But having received a deadline day call from Mike Phelan, he felt the time was right to make a move and try and gain regular first team football, signing a three-year deal at the KCOM Stadium.
“It’s an important time in my career and I think every player of my age wants to try and start playing regular first team football,” said Weir.
“I couldn’t be happier to join Hull and really get my career started. The key thing for me is that I can be a regular part of the first team squad here and I hope I can help as the club continues to move forward.
“I’m just looking forward to cracking on now and getting started here. It will be an exciting time once the international break is over and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the lads.”
One face already familiar to Weir is that of Will Keane, who has also joined the Tigers from Manchester United in the last 24 hours.
“I’ve played with ‘Keano’ a few times and he’s a great player,” added Weir.
“I’m looking forward to linking up with him again.”
In terms of his attributes, Weir says he is a versatile midfielder capable of playing out wide or through the middle.
“I can play in a few positions in midfield, which is a good asset of my game,” Weir continued.
“I can play in the centre, off the striker or on the right or left. Hopefully I can contribute with some goals and assists as I like to be creative, but I also don’t mind putting my foot in when needed.”