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2 big transfer decisions that Grant McCann at Hull City could need to make in the next few weeks

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Hull City’s six-game unbeaten run was ended in frustrating circumstances on the weekend as a controversial penalty call helped Nottingham Forest come back from a goal down to win 2-1 at The City Ground.

Grant McCann’s frustration was clear for all to see after the game, which is understandable given the Tigers remain just four points above the drop zone.

Their recent form has helped them climb the table over the last few weeks but they’re not out of the relegation battle just yet.

The January window is likely to have an impact and with that in mind, we’ve highlighted two big transfer decisions that McCann could need to make in the next few weeks…

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Whether to cash in on Keane Lewis-Potter

Keane Lewis-Potter was the star of the show for Hull on Saturday, scoring a stunning opener to move his tally for the season to six goals and four assists.

The 20-year-old looks like a special talent and has been attracting attention from Premier League clubs ahead of next month.

Brentford, Leicester City, and West Ham United have all been linked with the young forward while recent reports have suggested that the Hammers are set to test Hull’s resolve by making an offer in January.

McCann’s preference will likely be to keep hold of Lewis-Potter, particularly with avoiding relegation the main target this term, but all players have their price and if a significant offer comes in then the Tigers boss may have a decision to make.

Everyone at the MKM Stadium will want to see the 20-year-old continue his development at the Championship club but if his sale could mean significant investment in the rest of the squad, it’s something that should at least be considered.

Whether to offload any of Hull’s out-of-contract players

Lewis-Potter may not be the only player whose Hull future will be on McCann’s mind as January approaches, with a number of his squad out of contract in the summer.

Matt Ingram, Josh Emmanuel, Callum Elder, George Honeyman, Tom Huddlestone, Richie Smallwood, Mallik Wilks, and Tom Eaves are all in the final year of their current deals – though the club has the option to trigger an additional year. Josh Magennis’ contract, which also expires in the summer, does not have that option.

For a number of those players, it seems a no-brainer to open talks over a new deal or trigger the extension but there may be a few that McCann considers offloading to allow the club to avoid losing them for nothing.

With takeover talk dominating headlines at the moment, the Hull boss may have some money to spend in January and that could make getting rid of some of their out-of-contract players all the more important.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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