Jay Simpson signs for Buriram United in Thailand

Jay Simpson of Hull City in action during the npower Championship match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on March 5, 2013
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Former Arsenal and Hull City striker Jay Simpson signs for Thailand Premier League side Buriram United on a two-year contract.

Former Arsenal striker Jay Simpson has signed a lucrative two-year contract with Thailand Premier League side Buriram United.

Simpson has been searching for a new club since leaving Hull City at the end of last season, with Tigers boss Steve Bruce deeming the forward surplus to requirements.

The 24-year-old turned down a move to Turkish club Gaziantepspor last month but has now agreed terms with Buriram, who are unbeaten in the Thai top flight so far this season.

Simpson underwent a medical earlier today and has signed a two-year deal with Buriram, where he will reportedly be paid around £40,000-a-week.

If the move proves successful, then Buriram holds an option for a third season in the contract.

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