Hull City sign Thomas Mayer to spread their wing options

Hull City have signed winger Thomas Mayer on a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

OPTION: Keane Lewis-Potter made a goalscoring contribution from the left on Saturday

The 25-year-old Austrian can play on either wing, and has also played at left-back, but seems most likely to feature on the left wing for his new club.

Striker Keane Lewis-Potter played the left-sided role on Saturday as Hull returned to League One with a 2-0 win at Gillingham, and it was he who opened the scoring.

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Mayer had an impressive season in Austria's second division in 2019-20, scoring six goals and creating 15 in 29 appearances for SC Austria Lustenau, but he was released at the end of it.

Mayer spent some time in Stuttgart's youth system but he began his senior career at Rapid Vienna II before moving to Pasching, Liefering and Linz. He also had a loan spell with SV Ried.

He was capped by Austria at under-16 and under-17 level.

The Tigers had already signed Josh Emmanuel, Lewie Coyle, Richie Smallwood, Greg Docherty, Festus Arthur and Alfie Jones this summer.

They remain in the market for another winger, and have been linked with Bristol City's Hakeeb Adelakun. Exeter City have accepted a fee from an unknown club for Tigers target Randall Williams, who has also been linked with Middlesbrough.

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