Hull City have so far only managed to muster just one victory this season, with Grant McCann’s side having lost three and drawn the other two of their opening six games, with goals proving hard to come by aside from the consistent scoring efforts of star man Jarrod Bowen.
Despite their struggles in front of goal, with the Tigers only netting six goals so far this season, it was a shock to see McCann sanction the departure of striker Nouha Dicko on loan to Dutch Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem.
Especially with the East Riding of Yorkshire based side only having the services of Tom Eaves and Josh Magennis to call upon up front, both of whom are not exactly prolific, whilst they both possess the same target-man based style of play.
So it is no surprise that the Tigers boss is looking at bringing in reinforcements, with Hungarian striker Norbert Balogh currently training with the club, we take a look at THREE reasons why the 23-year-old would be a good addition for Grant McCann’s side….
Offers something different
As opposed to Eaves and Magennis, Balogh provides a different style of play to that of the current Hull City frontline, with WhoScored.com pinpointing the 23-year-old’s dribbling and short passing abilities as key strengths of the striker’s game.
This makes him the ideal candidate to link up well with the attacking talents of wingers Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki, with the six-foot six-inch striker, providing a good option for the two attackers to play quick one-twos with when on the attack.
Balogh has be known to operate in various positions throughout his career with the player having operated in both the left-wing and right-wing roles during his time in Italy, Cyprus and Hungary.
With the two-time Hungarian international having played 11 times in the left-wing, registering a return of four goals and five assists, his most profitable position according to Transfermarkt.com.
It is this versatility that will help him integrate well into Grant McCann’s 4-4-1-1 formation.
Provides a wealth of experience
Despite having not plied his trade in England before, Balogh has a wealth of experience that can only prove beneficial for Hull, with the 23-year-old having played 77 games across three different countries, including appearances in the Europa League for Debreceni VSC and in Serie A for Palmero.
Whilst the towering frontman also has international pedigree to his name, having represented Hungary at under 18, 19, 20, 21 and full international level. Whilst he has also experienced the taste of silverware, winning the Cyprian First Division during his time at APOEL Nicosia.