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Defender set to reject new deal amid serious interest from Nottingham Forest



Hull City defender Max Clark will reject the offer of a new deal, The Hull Daily Mail reports.

Clark is attracting serious interest from Championship duo Nottingham Forest and Millwall, while Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem – now managed by former Hull boss Leonid Slutsky – are also in the race.

The Russian wants to reunite with Clark, who he gave a first-team breakthrough to at the start of the season.

Forest want a new left-back after being forced to use midfielder Ben Osborn there for periods of last season and Millwall are looking for a replacement for Harry Toffolo to compete with James Meredith in that position.

Sheffield Wednesday are the latest club to be mentioned with an interest.

Clark is now set to leave Hull at the end of this month and become available for a small compensation fee.

The 22-year-old played 30 games for the Tigers in all competitions last season but the club refused to increase the offer they made him last September, reluctantly forcing their academy product to leave.

This summer, Hull offered new deals to Michael Dawson, Moses Odubajo, Abel Hernandez, Seb Larsson and Clark – all five of them have rejected the chance to pen extensions in order to move elsewhere.

The Verdict

Hull definitely should have offered Clark improved terms, especially with a number of teams circling.

It seems the young attack-minded left-back wanted to stay at the club as he is familiar with the fans, the style of play and settled in the area.

But this is an exciting chance for him now and Nottingham Forest would be an ideal destination.

Hull fans – Are you disappointed by Clark’s exit? N Forest, Millwall and Sheff Wed fans – Would you like to sign Clark? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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Article title: Defender set to reject new deal amid serious interest from Nottingham Forest

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