Hull City loses a pair of valuable players to the Premier League

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If Hull City achieves a quick return to the Premier League, it’ll be without two of its mainstays.

James Chester was sold to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday for about $12 million, while Irish midfielder Robbie Brady has sealed a move to Norwich City to the tune of $10.5 million.

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That’s a good deal of dough for the Championship side, which spent big last August in an attempt to move up the Premier League table, only to be relegated on the season’s final day.

Steve Bruce’s bid to send his Tigers right back still has a good deal of talent in Robert Snodgrass, Dame N’Doye and Curtis Davies amongst others.

Brady’s move to Norwich comes after four seasons at the KC Stadium. The 23-year-old Manchester United product did two loan spells for Hull before signing permanently.

Chester is another Manchester United product, and the 26-year-old spent 2011-15 with Hull. He’ll

So far, Hull has added versatile but injury prone Newcastle defender Ryan Taylor, as well as Chesterfield Town midfielder Sam Clucas.