Acun Ilicali believes that his takeover of Hull City will be finalised in the next three weeks, as he stated during an interview with Baz Cooper of Hull Live.
Cooper’s tweet suggests that even more positive talks have occurred in the last week or so, with productive talks with the Allam family also taking place.
Hull currently sit inside the relegation zone after a struggling start to the new campaign, but this prospective takeover deal will signal a change in direction and is likely to instil confidence into the club.
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The Turkish broadcaster and entrepreneur travelled to Montenegro last night, to see his nation’s 2-1 win in their final World Cup Qualifier, and as a result, he is not expected to be at the MKM Stadium at the weekend, when Hull host Birmingham City.
The club’s current owners, the Allam family have been very selective over the years about who they engage in takeover talks with, suggesting that they are very impressed with Ilicali’s vision.
This takeover deal represents a new start and change in direction, and it could be pivotal in what remains of this season.
The Tigers have struggled to readapt to life in the Championship this campaign, but they certainly have the quality within the squad to avoid the drop back to the third-tier.
The Allam family’s seeming faith in the Ilicali will also instil faith in supporters, and it will be interesting to see if the takeover is complete within these next three weeks.
It will also be equally interesting to see how Hull approach the January transfer window if Ilicali is at the club by then.