Recently released Nottingham Forest defender Tobias Figueiredo looks set to sign for Hull City, according to Hull Live.

The Reds enforcer was not given a new contract by the Reds following their promotion to the Premier League last month.

He left the City Ground after five years on Trentside and now looks set to secure an instant return to the Championship.

Figueiredo almost left Forest during the January transfer window. The signing of Steve Cook pushed him down the pecking order and a move to Vitoria looked set.

Figueiredo set for Hull
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A hitch with the paperwork scuppered those plans, however, with Figueiredo actually playing a big part in Forest’s run-in towards the play-offs.

The 28-year-lold made 28 appearances during the 2021/22 campaign. He was instrumental when Cook picked up an injury and Steve Cooper revived his form.

Had Forest not been promoted, Figueiredo might have earned a new deal. Ultimately, his chances would be restricted in the top-flight and Forest chose to offload him.

Hull looks like a good move for the centre-back. Shota Arveladze has got them playing well and they could be dark horses next season.

Figueiredo has been a pretty decent servant for the Reds. Since checking in during the 2017/18 campaign he made 121 appearances for the club.

Figueiredo set for Hull and he could star next season

This looks like a brilliant signing that Hull are set to make. Figueiredo was brilliant under Cooper and barely put a foot wrong.

The Reds will go in search of another centre-back or two. Figueiredo might be somewhat gutted that he’s not been handed an extension to act as a backup option.

Figueiredo set for Hull
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Premier League football is unforgiving though. As a result, Cooper has made the tough choice to release him and now Figueiredo has a point to prove.

With Forest not fighting it out in the Championship next season, supporters will monitor Figueiredo’s form with relative intrigue.

The player gave his all for the club and he should be considered a real unsung hero in the club’s 2021/22 promotion win.

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