Burnley are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Hull City winger Mallik Wilks as exclusively revealed here at Football League World.
Milks has been in impressive form this season for Grant McCann’s side in League One, as they target promotion back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
The Tigers are currently sat top of the third-tier standings, and will fancy their chances of returning to the second-tier this term, as they head into their final nine matches of this year’s campaign.
Wilks has played his part in their impressive league campaign to date, with the 22-year-old having 20 goals and three assists to his name from his 41 appearances this term.
We take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser at Hull City if Wilks is to depart in favour of a move to Burnley.
Winner: Tom Eaves
Wilks has often been deployed as Hull City’s striker this season, which has seen a number of players have their own game time restricted.
One of those that falls into that category is Tom Eaves, with the former Gillingham forward making just four league starts in this year’s league campaign for the Tigers.
He had previously led the line for Hull whilst they were in the Championship last season, and could be set to return to the starting XI next term if Wilks was to depart.
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Loser: Grant McCann
The Hull City boss is highly likely to be the loser in this situation, as he would have been hoping that Wilks could stick with the club for the foreseeable future.
He’s a player that has made more than a positive impact with the Tigers this term, and without him, you have to feel as though Hull wouldn’t be where they are in the League One table at this moment in time.
We’ve already seen glimpses of Wilks’ quality whilst with Barnsley in the Championship, but he comes across a much better player now that he’s playing regularly.
If Hull were to win promotion into the Championship this season, then McCann would be wanting to see his key players stick around at the KCOM Stadium, and Wilks is certainly one of them. He has 20 goals and three assists to his name in all competitions this term, with that strong run of form seemingly not going unnoticed.
The Tigers boss would find it tough to replace a player of Wilks’ quality in the summer transfer window, especially when they’re not likely to have a sizeable transfer budget available to them.