Hull City have been dealt an early blow in their transfer plans with one of their defensive targets thought to be considering fresh terms with his current side.
Nigel Adkins’ side eventually achieved a 13th-placed finish in the Championship with their defensive performances occasionally costing them, as they conceded two more goals than they actually scored over the course of the season.
The Tigers will be aiming to bolster their back line over the summer, which led to them being linked with a move for Coventry City’s Jordan Willis earlier this week.
The defender sees his contract expire this summer and Coventry Live have reported that Hull are one of numerous sides keen on securing Willis’ signature for minimal cost.
However, despite the Sky Blues releasing nine players at the end of their contract, it has now emerged that the club have in fact offered a contract to Willis, according to Hull Live.
The 24-year-old registered 39 League appearances this season, helping Coventry to eight clean sheets as his side narrowly missed out on a play-off place by finishing in eighth place.
Mark Robins’ side will surely have lofty ambitions next term, but it remains to be seen whether Willis will choose to stay at the Ricoh Arena or test himself at a higher level immediately.
This throws a spanner in the works for Hull, as it would have initially appeared easier for them to secure Willis’ signature when there was uncertainty regarding whether he would be offered a new deal.
However, the Sky Blues’ contract offer simply presents Willis with another option this summer and he could yet still favour a move to the Championship.
Willis’ signing would represent a positive start to Hull’s summer transfer business, so they will be eager to get this one over the line as soon as they can.
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