‘Bit baffled’ – Hull City star drops big Swansea City transfer revelation

The Tigers defender is currently out of action as he nurses a knee injury.

Cyrus Christie was one of 16 signings made by Hull City last summer, when he joined the club on a free transfer after his release by Fulham, following their promotion to the Premier League.

Having held talks with other possible options, City brought in the 30-year-old on a two-year contract with the option of a third amid interest from other Championship clubs.

The popular defender had impressed during a six-month loan stint at Swansea City last season having registered five assists and three goals in his 23 outings, form which ensured Swans boss Russell Martin was keen to bring him back to South Wales on a permanent deal during the summer months.

Unfortunately for both Martin and Christie, but thankfully for the Tigers, the Swansea board pulled the plug on any move because of his age, according to the Republic of Ireland performer.

Swansea’s loss was to be City’s gain, with the East Yorkshire club snapping him up and handing him a lucrative contract at the MKM Stadium.

“At Swansea, I went there and got three goals and five assists in 23 appearances,” he told The Beautiful Game podcast. “I was loving it there, I enjoyed it. It made me change the way I was thinking at that time and how I’d been for the last few years.

“I got to see how it is to go into a club where the fans love you and take to you and the manager, I felt the love. Swansea said to me that they wanted to sign me after a few games, I was up for it and said ‘yeah, let’s talk’. Then it went quiet, and nothing was happening.