Hull City linked with Liverpool and Leeds double swoop

Hull City have been linked with a double-swoop for Premier League players as they seek to bounce back from relegation at the first time of asking.

Grant McCann’s side face Leeds this evening in the EFL Cup, having beaten Sunderland on penalties in the opening fixture of the season, with a strong win in the league behind them at the weekend too, there is hope the Tigers can find their way back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

They could be boosted by an ambitious double-swoop, that would see them raid both tonight’s opponents and the current Premier League champions. Goal have reported that they are eyeing a swoop for Ben Woodburn, the exciting Liverpool talent who appears to have lost his way of late.

He became the Reds youngest-ever scorer in 2016, ironically bagging against Leeds, but has since seen his stock drop dramatically. He made eight appearances for Sheffield United in a tough loan spell in the Championship, then appeared 14 times for Oxford in an injury-hit spell last season.

The Tigers are also thought to be eyeing a possible swoop for Leeds youngster Robbie Gotts. Journalist Alan Nixon has suggested they face competition from Huddersfield for the 20-year-old, who is thought to be available on loan. Gotts has featured in 39 matchday squads for the Whites since December 2018 but has played just twice for his first-team.

Hull kicked off their League One campaign with a 2-0 win at Gillingham, Keane Lewis-Potter opening the scoring with his second of the season early, before Josh Magennis scored his fifth league goal in a Tigers shirt eight minutes from the end of the game.

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Ben Woodburn would be an interesting signing. He had looked impressive for Oxford in their early matches, but the injury put paid to that and he could affect their play-off assault when he returned. He’s only 20 and has time to turn his career around, but his next move is vital.

As for Gotts. he’s a player who would add quality to a depleted midfielder, but with Championship opposition hoping to add him to their ranks, Hull might have their work cut out. The only benefit could be an increased chance of first-team outings in the third-tier, exposing him to senior football as his paymasters at Elland Road would surely want.

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