Mendy excited by Hull "challenge"

Bernard Mendy is delighted with his move to Hull City.

The former PSG midfielder said: "I am signing at Hull because it is Hull's first time in the Premier League. It is a good challenge for me, for the city, for the coach.

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"Every guy in the French (team) who talked to me, they said if you can play in Hull, go to Hull. So, I signed for three years.

"The Premier League is very hard, very strong. For me it is good, for me it is the best in the world.

"La Liga is nice, but the Premier League is good because it is hard and quick. I like that."

Mendy has previous Premier League experience from a loan spell at Bolton in 2002-03, when he also worked with current Hull manager Phil Brown, then assistant boss to Sam Allardyce.

Brown was keen to link up with the player again and hopes Hull benefit from his international ambitions.

"I was always impressed with his attitude towards hard work," Brown said.

"He had dynamic pace when he was at Bolton and I don't expect that to have gone, having watched him a couple of times last year, but it was his attitude that was something I couldn't afford to miss out on.

"Bernard has got international aspirations and the only way to realise them is to impress me on a regular basis so he plays regularly in the Premier League."

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