Hull City’s attempts at the end of the transfer window were many. Macro Silva was already handed a difficult job when he took over at the Premier League club, and that job quickly became even harder with sales of key players and injuries to others.

Working on a limited budget, Silva just got on with things and the manager has already shown he has something about him. Working on a shoestring at Estoril will have helped, and Silva, having a knowledge of Portuguese football, will be more familar than most with loans.

But there’s also permanent transfers to be had, albeit harder to get over the line, and on that note France Football report that Hull made a late attempt to sign Chiekh N’Doye from Angers.

Marco Silva’s men forwarded an offer of €1.5m for the midfielder, a low figure because his contract expires in the summer.

However, France Football explains that N’Doye and Angers came to ‘a mutual agreement’ to say no to Hull.

Maybe a summer free transfer then?