Hull City’s recent run of poor results have seen them edge ever closer to the Championship drop zone as the battle for Championship survival hots up.
During the first half of the season, City notched up some memorable results including wins at promotion-chasing Fulham and Nottingham Forest.
After losing both Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki in the January window, City have struggled for form, finding it hard to put together a decent run of results to lift them up the table.
City have enjoyed five seasons in the Premier League over the last 12 years but could face the prospect of being sucked into the third tier for the first time since 2005.
As well as seeing Bowen and Grosicki leaving, Hull also saw five new arrivals in January and regardless of their league position at the end of the season, there could be another busy window in store for the club.
Here we take a look at two potential transfer scenarios that could unfold at the KCOM Stadium this summer…
Making their loan deals permanent
The Tigers currently have six first-team players in on-loan at the club and there could be some names that Grant McCann may want to keep at the KCOM Stadium.
Malik Wilks and Marcus Maddison have impressed for the Tigers since arriving in January, and the latter’s Peterborough United contract is up at the end of the season which could mean he could make his switch to City permanent.
As for Wilks, who is on loan from Barnsley, Tykes boss Gerhard Struber when quizzed the 21-year-old’s future has admitted to the Barnsley Chronicle that: “He gets game time and here in Barnsley it is not so easy for him to play,” acknowledging his loan to Hull was the right move for the player.
Both Wilks and Maddison could become permanent Hull players depending on what division the Tigers find themselves in next term.
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Replacing Bowen and Grosicki
After Bowen and Grosicki’s departures City could be in desperate need of some fresh wide men, especially if they do not retain Marcus Madison over the summer.
The departing duo shared 23 goals and 10 assists for the Tigers, and unfortunately for the club, they have failed to find a creative spark on a number of occasions since January.
Regardless of what division the Tigers end up in, fans will hope the club can reinvest some of the money bought in from the Bowen and Grosicki deals and bring in suitable replacements.