The young talent from Galway marks the fourth addition to the club's roster this summer, following the arrivals of Liam Delap, Jason Lokilo, and Rúben Vinagre.
Aaron Connolly has faced challenges in securing a starting spot with his parent club, leading him to explore loan spells with clubs in Italy and England.
Notably, during the 2022/2023 season, he had a loan stint with Hull. Despite his experiences elsewhere, Connolly's quest for a permanent home has now found its resolution as he officially joins Hull City on a permanent transfer from Brighton, bringing an end to the uncertainty surrounding his club career.
Connolly tweeted confirmation of the move by saying," Time to make some new memories Let’s go @HullCity."
— Aaron Connolly (@AaronConnolly_9) August 2, 2023
Head coach Liam Rosenior also expressed his delight about Aaron's arrival, acknowledging the significant impact he made during his short time with the team. Rosenior praised Connolly's commitment and determination, emphasising his desire to be a part of the club.
Rosenior said, "He wants to be here and show his true worth. I can’t wait to get him fit and for him to fulfill his potential with us. Aaron represents everything I want on the pitch from my team: energy, pace, aggression, and quality."
The head coach emphasized that Aaron is no longer just on loan; he is now fully integrated as a member of the Hull City team, which, according to Rosenior, is a vital aspect of the player's development.
"What convinced me to sign him again was his determination to come here. He had interest from other clubs but discounted them because he wanted to be at this club," Rosenior said.
"Aaron believes we can get to where we want to be, and I can’t wait to see him back on the pitch," he added with enthusiasm.