Hull City signing George Boyd: 'My Premier League dream'
HULL City's new signing George Boyd believes a move to the KC Stadium offers an irresistible chance to fulfil his ambitions of reaching the Premier League.
Boyd joined the Tigers' Championship promotion drive last night when completing his emergency loan switch from Peterborough United and is in line for an immediate debut whe n Steve Bruce's men travel to Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.
A two-year deal has already been agreed to turn Boyd's loan into a transfer when his contract expires at London Road in June, and Boyd hopes his summer move will prove to be a giant leap into the Premier League.
"I've always wanted to go to that next level and with Hull I feel as though I can do that," Boyd told the Mail.
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"Playing in the Premier League is everyone's dream, isn't it? And I've got a fantastic chance of fulfilling that dream here.
"It didn't need it, but the manager sold me the vision of the club. It's exciting times here at the minute and it's great to be a part of it.
"They are as good as any side I've seen in the division, they've certainly got one of the strongest squads in the Championship.
"There's three or four teams who have got a great chance of winning promotion and Hull are right in there."
Boyd's move to East Yorkshire ends a six-year association with Peterborough and belatedly provides him with the fresh challenge he had craved during the January transfer window.
A deadline day move to Nottingham Forest collapsed when it was claimed the 27-year-old failed an eye test, but a 93-day loan with City propels him into the thick of the automatic promotion race.
Boyd's eligibility for the Championship play-off final on May 27 is open to some conjecture but a possible break in the loan deal during next month's international break could ensure his involvement.
The finances involved have also triggered debate. Although Peterborough chairman Darragh McAnthony claimed a "seven figure" loan fee has been pledged to land Boyd, City sources are adamant only £200,000 has been spent with the potential for add-ons if the Tigers win promotion.
"I said quite early on that I wouldn't sign a new deal at Peterborough," said Boyd, who scored 75 goals in 297 appearances for Posh.
"I was always going to leave in the summer either way. When an opportunity like this comes along it was really a no-brainer. I was straight on to the phone to the chairman saying that I needed to go.
"Forest wasn't meant to be and they say everything happens for a reason. I'm delighted to be here.
"Peterborough wanted me to stay there and I could understand that but you never know when an opportunity like this is going to come along again."
City assistant boss Steve Agnew was delighted to freshen up City's attacking options in the wake of Sone Aluko's injury set-back.
He said: "George is a wonderful talent and a great technician. He will be a big asset for us."