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Grant McCann looking to add familiar face to his Hull City squad

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New Hull City boss Grant McCann is looking to bring former Peterborough defender Ryan Tafazolli to the club as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.

The 27-year-old centre-back featured in 37 league games for The Posh last season as they just missed out on a top six finish, however he was released at the end of the campaign as Darren Ferguson looks to make his own mark on the group.

And, according to Football Insider, Tafazolli is seriously interesting Hull, with the Tigers said to be in advances discussions with the player about a potential move to the Championship.

McCann worked with the dominant defender for two years at Peterborough before he left for Doncaster, so he knows exactly what Tafazolli would bring to the team as well as his character.

The report states the new manager has faith in the former Mansfield man to be able to step up to the second-tier and that he sees him as a real bargain given he is available on a free.

Should the move go through it will give Tafazolli his first taste of Championship football.

The Verdict

This is a move that you can see happening for so many reasons.

Firstly, Hull need new defensive options and Tafazolli is a player that McCann knows well. He will be aware of his qualities and clearly feels he will improve the side.

As well as that, the Tigers won’t be spending big this summer, so to bring in someone on a free will appeal to the board.

Finally, Tafazolli will surely jump at the chance to play in the Championship so this is a move that suits all parties.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.


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