Porto sign Aboubakar

The striker scored 17 times in in Ligue 1 for Lorient last season and has decided to join the Portuguese giants over a move to the Premier League

Porto have confirmed the signing of Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar from Lorient.

Aboubakar will swap Ligue 1 for the Primeira Liga after scoring 17 goals for the Stade du Moustoir side in 38 games.

Porto have spent €3 million to secure 30 per cent of his economic rights. Previous star names such as Radamel Falcao and Hulk have also been acquired with the help of third parties.

The 22-year-old has penned a four-year deal at the Estadio do Dragao - his contract includes a €50m buy-out clause.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce had expressed an interest in Aboubakar as he looks to use the €15m received for Shane Long.

But the lure of Porto proved too strong, and Aboubakar will challenge the likes of Jackson Martinez and Leocisio Sami for a starting spot in coach Julen Lopetegui's side.