Hull City are said to be tracking the progress of Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles ahead of a potential summer move for the player, according to a report by the Hull Daily Mail.
The versatile Northern Irishman is capable of playing anywhere across the front three and is said to have been of interest to Championship promotion hopefuls Brentford, who have been eyeing the player for quite some time ahead of the summer.
Charles has seen his stock rise in recent months after notching up an impressive 16 goals across all competitions for Stanley, with the League One side said to have slapped a six figure asking price on the 25-year-old’s head.
With Tom Eaves hitting the age of 30 and Josh Magennis possessing a deal that is set to expire come the end of the season, the need for striking reinforcements could be viewed as a priority by Grant McCann, whichever division the Tigers find themselves in.
Capped by Northern Ireland at youth level, Charles currently has just a few months remaining on his current contract at the Wham Stadium.
Charles is by far one of the most effective forwards that I have seen in League One this term and his game continues to develop as he enters his prime years.
Hull would be bringing in a player that would fit into the way they like to play football and his versatility is an added bonus as he is capable of filling in on either flank if required.
Gavin Whyte and Dan Crowley appear likely to return to both Cardiff and Birmingham City respectively, which means the Tigers will need to add depth if they secure promotion this term.
The Accrington man certainly fits the bill for what they need but with other clubs higher up the pyramid circling, they could face a fight to bring him to the KCOM this summer.