Hull City are currently looking like an outside shot at the play-offs this season and Grant McCann is looking to the rest of January to strengthen.
The Tigers have been very inconsistent this season but still harbour ambitions of making their way up the table and into the Championship’s top six, as they currently sit 12th in the table and six points behind sixth-placed Swansea City.
Back-to-back defeats have seen Hull slip away from the play-off places with 1-0 defeats at home to Fulham and away to Derby County in the past two weeks and they will be hoping that new signings Mallik Wilks, Martin Samuelsen and Herbie Kane can hit the ground running and add to the side in key areas.
Hull might not be finished yet in the transfer window despite three new additions. Here, we take a look at three potential transfer scenarios we could see at the KCOM Stadium over the next 10 days…
Jarrod Bowen’s future resolved
The forward has been in sensational form once again this season for the Tigers, scoring 16 goals in 28 league appearances, with another six assists. This came after hitting 22 goals last season with four assists, showing his great consistency at the KCOM Stadium.
With this form, it comes as no surprise to see that Bowen has attracted interest from the top sides in the division and above, with Leeds United reportedly the front runners for his signature at the moment, after tabling a loan bid with the view to purchasing him permanently in the summer.
However, Hull have the option to extend Bowen’s current contract for another year, keeping him at the club until next summer and this would ward off a lot of potential interest in his signature for the rest of the season.
David Milinkovic on the way out?
The French winger has had a torrid time at Hull City since making the move from Genoa, barely having an impact in the first-team, thanks to the scintillating form of both Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki over the past 18 months.
There hasn’t been much concrete interest in his signature this month but there is no doubting that Milinkovic is surplus to requirements under Grant McCann after making just one League Cup appearances this season, even though he did score and assist in the process.
His prospects to play for the Tigers were dealt an even bigger blow recently when Hull confirmed the signing of long-term target Mallik Wilks from Barnsley on-loan until the end of the season, pushing him further down the pecking order.
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Getting rid of more deadwood
The Tigers have a few players that are currently surplus to requirements beyond just David Milinkovic, with a handful of other players looking for the exit door in Nouha Dicko and Markus Henriksen too.
Henriksen was the club captain last season but after voicing his desire to leave in the summer, he was frozen out of the side before a move collapsed, meaning he has been looking for a club ever since.
There were strong links of a move back to his hometown club Rosenborg in recent months after he was seen training with the club before the festive period.
Nouha Dicko is another player who needs to move away from the club as soon as possible after barely featuring and being sent out on-loan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, where he has scored four and assisted one in 13 league appearances this season. His future appears set to be away from the KCOM Stadium and we could see confirmation of that in the coming weeks.