Hull City are interested in Rangers player Glenn Middleton, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
The reported move would see the winger join on loan, as he is not believed to be part of Steven Gerrard’s first-team plans.
The Tigers have acted shrewdly in the market this summer with the additions of Tom Eaves and Matt Ingram since Grant McCann took over as manager.
Doncaster and Coventry are also believed to be interested in a loan deal, and the 19-year-old could opt for a move to League One in favour of more game time.
Middleton started his career at Norwich but failed to make a senior appearance for the club before moving to Rangers last summer.
He has also found his chances limited in Glasgow but did feature on 28 occasions last season, albeit only making five starts.
Hull currently look short of options on the wing, and could soon be in urgent need of a winger like Middleton if Kamil Grosicki departs – his absence from Hull’s pre-season training camp in Spain only added fuel to those rumours.
This is an interesting deal, Middleton is talented but he still has a lot to prove as he has never started games on a regular basis, although his career is only just beginning.
With Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen still at the club, for now, it seems unlikely he will cement a starting place, but if he shows he can have an impact off the bench then he may get his chance under McCann, who works well with young players – as evidenced by Mallik Wilks’ form last season.
A loan deal means it is low-risk too. His wages will not be too high and nor will any potential loan fee, which is important for a club like Hull who’s budget is tight.