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Hull City face key stumbling block in race for 21-year-old as Swansea City and Stoke City also circle



Hull City remain interested in signing St Johnstone midfielder Ali McCann but they are currently a way off the Scottish side’s valuation, according to The Scottish Sun’s live transfer blog.

McCann has emerged as a player in-demand this summer following his impressive performances for St Johnstone last season. That comes after the 21-year-old managed to score two goals and provide two assists in his 34 league appearances, as well as helping his side secure a domestic cup double.

It has already been reported that Hull are in the race for his signature this summer. However, according to a report from the print edition of The Sun (27/06, p61), Swansea City and Stoke City are also interested in making a move for McCann.

That same report outlined that it could take a fee of around £1million to tempt St Johnstone into selling the 21-year-old during the summer transfer window.

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According to the latest update from The Scottish Sun’s live transfer blog, Hull are still in the hunt for McCann but his price tag is proving to be a stumbling block. That comes with the Tigers still some way off the valuation that St Johnstone have placed on him.

The Verdict

This is a potential blow for Hull and should provide some encouragement for both Swansea and Stoke in the race for McCann’s signature. It seems that Grant McCann’s side are struggling to arrange a deal for the 21-year-old and that might open the door for one of the other suitors to come in and wrap up a deal for him.

If earlier reports of St Johnstone’s £1million valuation of McCann are accurate then it does not seem to be too steep of a transfer fee for the Tigers to payout. For that price, they would be getting a player with a lot of potential into the club and someone who they might be able to develop and then sell on for a healthy profit over the next few years.

Hull do not want to get into a position where they end up regretting missing out on one of their top targets to a Championship rival. Therefore, they should look to stretch their finances a little more to try and see if they can agree a deal with St Johnstone for McCann.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Hull City face key stumbling block in race for 21-year-old as Swansea City and Stoke City also circle

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