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Premier League side halted in their move for Hull City defender



Stoke City’s move for Josh Tymon has hit a snag, according to The Stoke Sentinel.

Hull City and Josh Tymon are currently disputing whether he is a free agent or not.

The promising young left-back was expected to complete a switch to Premier League side Stoke City imminently but this has now been put on hold while the dispute is resolved.

Stoke City currently believe that he is now a free agent after his contract expired at the end of June.

This would allow Stoke to sign the England under-20 international for a mere compensation fee as he is under the age of 24 and Hull offered him a new deal.

However, Hull City are maintaining that they triggered an extension in his youth contract in December, which would commit him to the KCOM Stadium until the summer of 2018.

If this is true, then Stoke City might have to pay a fee for the 18-year-old rather than agreeing a smaller compensation package.

According to The Stoke Sentinel, Josh Tymon wrote to the club at the time to express his desire to not have his contract extended because he wanted to leave.

Josh Tymon’s agent also maintains that his client is a free agent and is trying to push the Stoke City deal through.

However, Stoke will have to wait until this dispute is sorted before finalising the deal.

Hull City fans – what do you make of this situation? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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