Hull City are edging closer to the signing of Leicester’s Callum Elder, report Football Insider.
The two clubs are working on a deal which would see the defender join on a season-long loan, with Elder looking set for the seventh loan move of his career.
The 24-year-old is still yet to make an appearance for The Foxes despite coming through the academy a few years ago, and with just a year remaining on his contract he is running out of time and opportunities to impress.
Grant McCann is believed to be keen to strengthen his options at left-back, with Stephen Kingsley the only senior player in the squad who is able to play there. Elder could come straight into the first-team though as Kingsley made only 25 league starts last season.
Elder should be determined to make a good impression too after making just four appearances in his last loan spell at Ipswich last season, and that could lead to better performances as a result.
This could be a useful signing for Hull if Elder is intended to be a back-up option, but they should be trying to sign a player who would be an upgrade on Kingsley, as that would create serious competition for the left-back slot.
This deal could work out, however, and if Elder impresses The Tigers would be ideally placed to sign him on a free next summer, so McCann may have one eye on the long-term.
Elder needs to settle at a club and needs regular game time to get close to the form he showed as a youngster, which he looks unlikely to achieve at Hull considering Kinglsey is first-choice.