Hull City Star To Make £10 Million Summer Move

Hull City loanee Liam Delap will leave Manchester City on a permanent basis this summer, with a £10 million asking price being touted for the centre-forward, according to the latest reports.

The Tigers narrowly missed out on a spot in the play-offs by three points. A lacklustre run of form in the campaign’s home stretch, which saw Liam Rosenior’s men pick up merely three victories in their last 13 league matches, ended any hopes of finishing in the top six.

Unfortunately, for the Yorkshire side, a number of key players will be leaving the MKM Stadium this summer from their respective loan spells, including Delap and Liverpool‘s attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho, who may prove too expensive to re-sign next season.

According to Alan Nixon in The Sun, Premier League champions Man City are prepared to part ways with Delap over the coming months but have slapped a £10 million price tag on the striker’s back. Nixon has revealed that the 21-year-old is unlikely to feature under Pep Guardiola next season but the English giants may add a buy-back clause in any deal.

Delap has been an important player for Hull City this season under Rosenior, making 32 appearances in all competitions for the club, bagging eight goals and recording two assists. Only Carvalho, Ozan Tufan and Jaden Philogene were more prolific in front of goal.

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This is the third loan spell in two campaigns for Delap, having spent half of the previous term with Stoke City — where his father Rory became a cult hero in the Premier League — and the latter half of the season at Preston North End.

Writer’s View

Delap wasn’t always as prolific in front of goal as supporters and his manager would have liked him to be but he did chip in with some important goals despite Hull City eventually missing out on the play-offs. Furthermore, he earned the club’s Player of the Month award for December.

However, given that the Tigers failed to clinch a top-six finish and will remain in the Championship for another season, it is unlikely that the club will have the funds to splash £10 million to bring Delap back on a permanent basis this summer.

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