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Hull City knocked back with seven-figure approach for 21-year-old defender



Red Star Belgrade have rejected a bid from Championship side Hull City for defender Strahinja Erakovic, a report from MozzartSport has claimed.

With their Championship status for next season now secure, the Tigers can start planning for their summer recruitment, as they look to climb the second-tier standings in the 2022/23 campaign.

Indeed, the summer window could certainly be a busy one at the MKM Stadium, as new owner Acun Ilicali looks to put his own mark on the squad.

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Now it seems as though steps are already being taken to do that, with this latest update claiming that Hull have now made an offer for the signing of Erakovic.

It is thought that Red Star Belgrade have knocked back that bid for the 21-year-old, which was said to be worth €4million.

Having come through the youth ranks at Red Star, Erakovic has so far made 54 appearances in all competitions for the club, winning a Serbian League and Cup double last season.

There are still just over three years remaining on the 21-year-old’s current contract, securing his future with Red Star until the end of the 2024/25 season.

The Verdict

This is an interesting one to consider for Hull City as we approach the summer window.

With D’Shion Bernard only on loan until the end of the season, and Jacob Greaves seemingly attracting some considerable transfer interest, it seems they will need to add to their defence in the summer.

But while Erakovic could be a long term prospect at just 21-years-old, you do wonder how he might cope with what would be a significant change in surroundings on and off the pitch, with a move from Belgrade to Hull.

His contract situation means he is unlikely to be cheap either, so you feel this is one the Tigers may have to give a great deal of thought to, before deciding whether or not to make another move.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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