Championship outfit Hull City could be about to bolster their goalkeeping ranks with the signing of Shrewsbury Town shot-stopper Callum Burton, reports The Shropshire Star.
The 20-year-old has been on the books at the Montgomery Waters Meadow for some time now but has managed just one senior appearance for the Shrews, which came back in May 2016 in a 3-0 defeat at Swindon Town.
However, he has enjoyed loan spells away from the club in recent years, most notably at Southport, Nuneaton, and AFC Telford, yet with him slowly falling down the pecking order at Shrewsbury, it appears that his future is away from the Shropshire-based club.
And recent reports suggest that Leonid Slutsky’s Hull are lining up a move for Burton this summer in a bid to strengthen their own goalkeeping ranks.
The Tigers saw Eldin Jakupovic leave the club for former Premier League champions Leicester City earlier this week, and although Allan McGregor and David Marshall remain at the KCOM Stadium, new boss Slutsky clearly wants to further reinforce his goalkeeping department ahead of the new season.
Hull were relegated from the top-flight last season and have already seen many star names like Harry Maguire and Tom Huddlestone leave the club this summer, leaving Slutsky with much work to do in building a squad capable of competing for promotion from the second tier.
Reports suggest that Shrewsbury’s Burton is holding talks with the North East club about a move this summer, and were a deal to go through the 20-year-old would join the likes of Ola Aina and Fraizer Campbell as summer arrivals at the KCOM Stadium.
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