Hull City have received a boost in their pursuit of Cardiff City winger Gavin Whyte, with Wales Online reporting that the player could be one of a cluster of names that depart the club this summer.
The Northern Ireland international previously spent the second half of the current campaign out on loan with the Tigers and helped them to secure the Sky Bet League One title in the process as the club returned to the Championship at the first attempt.
It is said in the report that the Cardiff owner, Vincent Tan, is looking to cut costs after Mick McCarthy’s side missed out on a play-off place and the 25-year-old attacker appears to be one of the names that could be shipped out of South Wales.
Whyte scored four goals in 10 starts during his temporary spell at the KCOM Stadium and as a result of this, Grant McCann and co may be keen on bringing the player back to the club as they prepare to return to the second tier after just one year away.
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Having originally signed for the Bluebirds in the summer of 2019 from Oxford United, Whyte still has two years remaining on his current contract with the club.
It’s fair to say that Hull have grown very fond of Whyte and I could see them seriously considering a move to bring him back to the club on a full time basis.
Even though he didn’t start every game for them, he still had the desired impact that McCann was looking for when he brought him in during the January window.
Given that Cardiff are looking to offload several players from the wage bill, I wouldn’t be too shocked if the Northern Irishman departed for pastures new.
He will want to sign for a club that guarantees him regular game time and perhaps a move back to Hull could give him just that.