Connolly heads to Hull

Striker to join Championship side for rest of the season.

By Bruce Talbot • 06 January 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Aaron Connolly is joining Hull City for the rest of the season.

Aaron Connolly is returning early from his loan spell at Italian club Venezia to join Hull City until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland striker joined Venezia on a season-long loan in July but found his opportunities with the Serie B club limited.

He will head to the KC Stadium where he links up with former Albion midfielder Liam Rosenior, who took over as Hull’s head coach in November. Rosenior played for the club between 2015-18.

Technical director David Weir said, “Aaron didn’t get the minutes he wanted in Italy so this is a good opportunity for him to come back to England and work with a coach he is familiar with.

“We wish Aaron all the best at Hull, and we’ll be monitoring closely how he gets on over the next few months.”