Hull City have turned their attention towards the Turkish Super Lig once more to strengthen the squad before the January transfer window slams shut on Thursday, according to reports.
Despite a recent blip in form, the Tigers have managed to stay alive in the race for promotion back to the Premier League and are currently one point behind Coventry City, who occupy the final playoff place. Furthermore, Hull have some winnable games on the near horizon against the likes of Millwall, Swansea City and Rotherham United.
Since the winter market opened up on New Year’s Day, Hull City have managed to make some astute additions to the first-team squad signing Billy Sharp on a free transfer, Ivor Pandur from Fortuna Sittard, and most impressively, Fabio Carvalho on a six-month loan from Liverpool.
However, the arrivals may not be stopping there. According to a report from Sports Digitale, Hull City owner Acun Ilicali has made an approach for Trabzonspor midfielder Abdulkadir Omur with the hopes of completing a deal before Thursday’s deadline.
The outlet is claiming that Ilicali has held talks with his Trabzonspor’s President Ertugrul Dogan about a potential deal between the two clubs, with Omur’s market value currently set at just under £7 million, as per Transfermarkt.
The 24-year-old still has over three years remaining on his deal with Trabzonspor and has made 16 appearances this season for the side in the Turkish Super Lig, recording six assists in total, but now could be on the move to the MKM Stadium.
This looks like it would be an unlikely signing for Hull City. The side would need to stay within Financial Fair Play regulations and it seems that £7 million would be a crazy sum of money to spend on yet another playmaker this season.
While Hull are certainly desperate to get into the playoffs and potentially the Premier League, the club have just recently signed Carvalho in the same position as the Turkey international. This rumour seems like a non-starter unless a loan move is agreed, although you can never say never in football.