Oxford and Sunderland target set for League One loan spell

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Hakeeb Adelakun, reported as a target for Oxford United by D3D4, is set for a loan move to one of the U’s League One rivals according to Bristol Live.

The winger, who was also linked with a move to Sunderland, is currently with Championship side Bristol City, having spent time with Rotherham United on loan last season. He struggled to impress himself upon the Millers first team during his stay in South Yorkshire and seems surplus to requirements at Ashton Gate.

He has a year remaining on his contract with the Robins but is set to seek his fortunes elsewhere by joining up with Grant McCann’s relegated Tigers for the coming season.

The 24-year-old began his career with Scunthorpe United, after serving as a youth at West Ham and Crystal Palace. He impressed in North Lincolnshire, and over the course of six seasons made 169 appearances.

That earned him a switch to the south-west, joining Bristol City in 2018. Adelakun only appeared five times for the Robins, as well as amassing just eight outings for Rotherham on loan, and is currently looking to kickstart his career.

It was also believed Sunderland were eyeing a move for the Hackney-born wide man, but like Oxford, they too are going to miss out.

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Adelakun has been the subject of intense speculation this summer and it is easy to see why. he has pace, can create goals and isn’t afraid to get on the scoresheet himself. He would make a great acquisition for any aspiring Championship side in the third tier.

Hull will be expecting to mount a promotion challenge, boasting a strong squad that looked set to survive last season until a spectacular collapse. With Adelakun on board and McCann’s knowledge of this division, they must be amongst the favourites for a top-six finish.



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