Hull City are weighing up a summer transfer swoop for Coventry goalkeeper, Lee Burge according to HITC Sport.
Nigel Adkins has reportedly outlined a new goalkeeper as one of his top priorities in the summer as Hull prepare for next season.
Current Hull City number one, David Marshall is out of contract at the end of this year’s campaign and with talks not reaching an agreement as of yet, his future could be elsewhere.
Burge is also out of contract at the end of the season and Coventry supporters will be hoping that the club can tie him down to a new deal after an impressive number of years with the club.
The 26-year-old has made 153 appearances across a seven-year-spell with the Sky Blues, and he has established himself as the first choice shot-stopper at Coventry.
Hull are unlikely to have much of a transfer budget to spend in the summer, and Burge could be the ideal signing, as he is experienced, as well as being available on a free transfer if he fails to agree a new deal with the League One club.
Nigel Adkins’ side will be hoping to go one step further next season, with their chances of finishing inside the top six unlikely to materialise with just eight league games remaining.
This is a smart move by Hull.
It’s no secret that they need to act swiftly to find a new goalkeeper, especially with Marshall set to depart in the summer.
At the age of 26, he has experience and would certainly be capable of making the step up to the Championship after this season.