Hull manager Steve Bruce has conceded he has been forced to overpay to secure his first-choice British targets.
– Steve Bruce speaking to Hull Daily Mail
There's the problem in our game. You identify a young English lad but you can get a player from overseas for half the price.
If I can buy in our market I always will. You pay a premium for a young British player and that's what we've done.
We've got a 22-year-old, a 24-year-old and a 26-year-old. It's cost us more money but I would expect that.
You know what you're going to get. There'll come a time when I know what I'm going to get from the foreign market and hopefully we can get that set-up in the next 12 months.