July 18, 2024

Hull City transfer state of play: Next Max Bird move considered and Man Utd decision made

The Tigers are expecting a busy end to the transfer window

Hull City continue to work on securing their remaining targets to complete Liam Rosenior’s squad ahead of the transfer window closing on September 1. City remain in the market for as many as four new players in the next three weeks with a goalkeeper, midfielder, winger and attacking midfielder the targets.

Boss Liam Rosenior has so far added four players to his ranks this summer, with Liam Delap, Jason Lokilo, Ruben Vinagre and Aaron Connolly all arriving.

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Derby have so far resisted City’s overtures for defensive midfielder Max Bird and are understood to want in excess of seven figures for the 22-year-old, who started and played 90 minutes for the Rams in their 2-1 opening-day defeat to Wigan Athletic at Pride Park on Saturday and is valued highly by boss Paul Warne.

Bird is out of contract next summer and though the Rams would receive compensation given he’s under 24, they must decide whether to cash in on their academy graduate before the window closes and allow Warne to add to his squad, or risk losing him next summer, while City must plot their next move.

A goalkeeper remains high on the list of priorities and the club are understood to have a couple of serious options both here and abroad, though Manchester United stopper Matěj Kovář is not thought to be one of those currently, though discussions with the Old Trafford club have taken place, as we reported last week.

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Further forward, boss Rosenior is keeping close tabs on two possible options out wide and will be keen to step up that interest after seeing his side beaten 2-1 at Norwich City in their Championship opener on Saturday, and an attacking talent capable of playing in the number 10 role is still understood to be on course, with significant developments expected in the next 10 days.

Going the other way, striker Benjamin Tetteh is expected to see his £1.5m move to Metz confirmed while Turkish Super Lig side Fatih Karagümrük will hold talks with Ryan Longman over a season-long loan move to Istanbul, and Ryan Woods continues to search for a new club after being left out of the club’s EFL squad.

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