Back in December, Hull City weren’t in the best of places.

After game week 17, the Tigers were rock bottom of the Premier League with 12 points and preparing their January transfer window.

Marco Silva decided to go all out the following month to bolster his squad, which has since paid off, as Hull sit 17th in the Premier League, two points ahead of 18th placed Swansea.

One of their targets at the time, according to FootMercato, was AS Saint-Etienne’s Oussama Tannane, having watched the Morocco international on four different occasions at that point.

However, the club never went for him, and for good reason it seems.

The 23-year-old, despite making 28 appearances for the French club this season, has only scored one goal and assisted teammates twice.

His poor performances earned him a return to the club’s reserves, but he returned to the first-team ahead of his side’s very important clash against Marseille.

Saint-Etienne ended up losing 4-0, and Tannane’s cameo appearance from the bench was so bad that Christophe Galtier has decided to drop him until the end of the season, according to Le Progres.

The Hull City January target joins Ousmane Dabo and Nolan Roux as the three players the manager will not be counting on between now and mid-May.

It seems Marco Silva’s decision to choose Kamil Grosicki instead has paid off.