New Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder has given Uche Ikpeazu the green light to find another club in January, as per a report from Football Insider.
The 26-year-old joined The Teessiders during the summer, after impressing with Wycombe Wanderers during their Championship campaign.
The towering front man scored six and assisted a further four in 31 second-tier appearances last time out, with Ikpeazu netting twice and chipping in with an assist in 14 games thus far, where eight have come from the very start.
Middlesbrough already have the likes of Andraz Sporar, Duncan Watmore and Josh Coburn within their ranks, with Wilder reportedly interested in adding young Arsenal striker Falorin Balogun to his side in the January transfer window.
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Despite not being part of the plans at Middlesbrough past January, there is no denying that the Championship is the level that he deserves to be at.
News that Ikpeazu will be available in little over a month will certainly alert a lot of clubs, and it will be interesting to see who ends up victorious and how many clubs register an interest.
One destination that would seemingly be a good fit is Hull City.
The Tigers do possess physical forwards in Tom Eaves and Josh Magennis, but Ikpeazu brings a lot of desirable attributes to a game of football.
As well as being excellent at holding the ball up and bringing others into play, the 26-year-old also has the intelligence and judgement of when to go in behind and stretch the defence.
He is also clever when out of possession and knows when to press and when to allow the opposition to have the ball.
He is a dependable figure in attacking positions, who can help progress the play and is equally as competent in being the final piece of the jigsaw in scoring goals.
Ikpeazu would also thrive off the excellent service from players such as Keane Lewis-Potter, Ryan Longman and George Honeyman, whilst he also proved to be an excellent creator of chances.
The forward deserves to be playing Championship football and he could be a real boost in Hull’s attempt to survive the Championship drop.