Hull have confirmed the signing of Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink on a two-year deal.
The 30-year-old international had been a free agent since early July after being released by Celtic.
Vennegoor of Hesselink signed a three-year deal with Celtic in August 2006 for a fee of around £3.4m, and scored 38 goals for them.
“I’m delighted we have beaten off all the competition to bring him to the KC stadium,” said Hull chairman Paul Duffen. “We’ve definitely wanted an experienced, top-drawer striker who scores goals and Jan has scored prolifically in top leagues in Europe.
“It’s what we need. We didn’t score enough goals last season. Going forward we have a lot of new talent and Jan will play his part in using his experience to settle them down.
“We’ve been looking at Jan since July and are really pleased we’ve turned his head. He’s been looking at other big clubs in Europe but the Premier League is where he wants to come and play with us.”
Vennegoor of Hesselink has scored five times for his county in 27 appearances. He has not played in any of the Holland’s World Cup 2010 qualifiers.