Hull City are considering a move for Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards in the summer transfer window, it has been reported.
In a dismal campaign that saw The Tractor Boys win just five league games all season, Edwards was one of the club’s shining lights, ending the season as Ipswich’s joint top scorer with six goals in his first season in the Championship having joined from League One Peterborough last season.
Having impressed during the season, HITC have reported that Hull are now eyeing up a move for the Welshman.
The Tigers could well need to strengthen in that position over the summer, with a number of Premier League clubs expected to take an interest in the talismanic Jarrod Bowen, who has scored 22 goals for Hull this season to help establish Nigel Adkins’ side firmly in mid table.
So, would Edwards be a good signing for Hull?
“This would be a very smart signing.
“Ipswich may have gone down but Edwards showed that he is more than capable of performing at Championship level.
“I would be very surprised if Bowen stays at the club but the directness and pace of Edwards would certainly soften the blow of him leaving.”
“He may not be at the same level as Bowen, but in a Championship level squad such as Hull’s, you feel Edwards could still have the ability to perform in the second tier, having shown flashes of potential in what has been a poor Ipswich side this season.
“Edwards himself may feel he still has something to prove at this level after being part of an Ipswich side that performed so disappointingly throughout the campaign.
“If Hull are to make a bid for Edwards you feel it would be hard for Ipswich to turn down, particularly if The Tigers have money from any possible sale of Bowen to burn.”
“This would be a decent signing. Edwards has been one of the few good performers in a poor Ipswich side this season.
“He has already proven his ability to deliver at Championship level, and his dribbling will make him a serious threat to any side.
“He also makes a solid defensive contribution, so he is on Hull’s radar for good reason.”