With Hull City still in a situation where they need to offload before they can sign players, there are a couple of members of the squad more likely to make way than others. As we enter the closing exchanges of the summer transfer window.
The Tigers flew out of the blocks in 2021/22 with a 4-1 win at Preston North End on matchday one, new addition Andy Cannon added the fourth on a rampant day for Grant McCann’s men.
Last season’s League One champions have already brought in six fresh faces but may want to strengthen their depth in central midfield and defence as the deadline countdown begins.
To avoid the manic panic of deadline day and better prepare for the next stretch of Championship fixtures, McCann will want his side’s business completed swiftly. With these two players in particular, possibly the most straightforward to replace.
Here, we look at two Hull City players who could leave before the 31st August transfer deadline…
The 25-year-old winger has flattered to deceive since arriving from Austria Lustenau in last September, struggling to gain McCann’s trust at any point.
His attacking numbers were impressive in the Austrian second tier before arriving at the MKM Stadium however he managed just six appearances in League One last season and is yet to feature this campaign.
With the Tigers’ strength in wide areas in the form of loanee Ryan Longman and key player Mallik Wilks it is difficult to see where Mayer can force his way into the side, even more so due to the step up to the Championship.
28-year-old frontman Eaves has had an up and down experience at Hull City since joining the club in the summer of 2019.
Chipping in with 13 goals in 76 appearances and assisting against Preston last time out, but with other areas of the side a priority he may well be an asset to make way.
The Liverpudlian is proven at League One level and therefore would not be short of suitors if made available, raising funds and wages to subsidise other areas of the team as they look to stabilise in the second tier.