Marco Silva is getting to work on Hull City transfers, and it won’t surprise many that the club’s ideas seem to be focused around loans, at least for now.
Turkey’s Fotomac report that Hull have contacted Fenerbahce with others for two of the club’s players. Marco Silva is keen on signing 28 year old right back Gregory van der Wiel and 29 year old striker, also able to play on the wings, Emmanuel Emenike.
The good news is Fenerbahce do want to part with both of the players, Van der Wiel’s move has pretty much been a disaster, and Emenike isn’t as much in the plans as he once was.
The bad news is they want to sell both players permanently, and Hull have only offered a loan. This could mean Hull waiting until the end of the season and trying to wear down Fenerbahce’s patience, or building an attractive alternative deal.
Sporting are also interested in Van der Wiel, but Portuguese newspaper A Bola says they’re worried about the player’s wages which are €3.5m per season… after tax.
Something is likely going to have to give on that front, with the Dutchman currently frozen out at Fenerbahce.