Hull City looks to be one of the busiest Championship sides in this summer’s transfer window as the Tigers look to improve from 19th place last season.
With Shota Arveladze at the helm and ambitious Tigers owner Acun Ilicali likely looking to make a lasting impression in his first transfer window at MKM Stadium, it could be an exciting window for Hull fans.
Hull host Bristol City in their opening game of the 2022-23 Championship season on Saturday 30 July.
Hull’s absence from the Premier League will stretch into a sixth year after the conclusion of the upcoming season and while there will be other former top clubs seen as favorites to secure promotion back to the big time – a promotion boost, via Die Playoffs can’t be ruled out if Hull gets his recruit point.
With that in mind, HITC Sport take a look at the potential Hull City XI on the opening day of the 2022-23 Championship season.
The prospective Hull City XI on the opening day of the 2022-23 Championship season
After spending last season on loan at the club and playing 18 games, Hull is reportedly interested in signing 23-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter Hull Live.
Baxter, who has one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and is yet to make his debut for the Blues, would once again face competition from Matt Ingram, who ended last season on loan at rivals Luton Town.
Lewie Coyle, who played 22 games last season, is likely to be the Tigers’ first-choice right-back but could be joined at full-back by former Tigers star Robbie Brady.
The versatile Republic of Ireland international is a free agent following his release from newly promoted Bournemouth and the 30-year-old has been linked with a move back to Hull City.
Brady played over 100 times for the Tigers during his four-year tenure at MKM, eventually leaving Hull to join Norwich City at the end of the 2014/15 season.
TEAMtalk report that Hull are one of several Championship sides interested in signing the experienced left-footer.
Brady, who can play as a full-back, wing-back or on the flanks, would bring quality, experience and versatility to Arveladze’s side.
The 28-year-old was an unused substitute in the Reds’ play-off final win over Huddersfield Town at Wembley but made 26 appearances for Steve Cooper’s side last season.
The former Sporting Lisbon man will be a quality addition and could form a dominant partnership with the talented 21-year-old Jacob Greaves at the heart of the Tigers’ defence.
It certainly looks like Ilicali is keen to capitalize on his Turkish connections and Hull’s recruitment is already reaping the rewards of the extensive connections their owner has back home.
Hull live report that Ilicali is becoming “more and more confident” about signing former Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
The Ivory Coast international, who was previously on loan at Galatasaray, has been sacked by Craven Cottage despite making 33 appearances for newly promoted Marco Silva Cottagers last season.
The 30-year-old Seri who cost Fulham £27 millioncould join Turkey international Ozan Tufan, who has moved to East Yorkshire from Super Lig giants Fenerbahce to feature in a two-man midfield.
Tufan, 27, has reportedly cost Hull £4 million and the man who has been crowned over 60 times for his country will bring quality and cunning to the Tigers’ midfield.
Last season he played nine games on loan at Watford before returning to Fenerbahce.
Hull City are expecting to announce Malian international midfielder Adama Traore as their latest signing next week, the report reports Hull Live.
The 26-year-old, who arrives on a free transfer, has already met up with Ilicali and Averladze while exploring his new homeland.
The ex-Monaco player opted not to extend his spell at Turkish club Hatayspor, where he made 17 appearances in Turkey’s Super Lig last season, and instead signed a two-year deal with the Tigers.
Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, who impressed on loan last season, was signed by Fenerbahce and the Iran international, who plays mostly as a forward, could play on the right flank.
Despite Keane Lewis-Potter being courted by the likes of Everton and Leeds United, Tigers fans are hoping they can keep their young starlet.
The 21-year-old Hull-born talent has scored 25 league goals over the last two seasons and while he is the subject of Premier League interest, the left wing could start the season with Hull if the club demand the prize for their academy prodigy is not fulfilled.
With yet another link to Turkish clubs, American striker Haji Wright has been linked with a summer move to Hull City.
The 24-year-old is at Danish club SønderjyskE but spent last season on loan at Turkish super-league side Antalyaspor and ended the campaign in fine goalscoring form.
The Los Angeles-born forward netted nine goals in the last ten games of the domestic season and finished the season with 14 goals in 31 Super Lig games.
His form has seen him called up for the USA national team, scoring on his debut against Morocco and aspiring for a place in Gregg Berhalter’s World Cup squad.
Hull fans will be optimistic about a new campaign that has the potential to become a memorable one under Ilicali and Averladze’s tenure.
In other news, the 23-year-old, who was slammed for joining Rangers, has now left Ibrox
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/06/26/hull-citys-potential-xi-on-opening-day-of-2022-23-championship-season/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hull-citys-potential-xi-on-opening-day-of-2022-23-championship-season The prospective Hull City XI on the opening day of the 2022-23 Championship season