Futbol Arena have reported Hull City have made an official offer for Fenerbahçe defender Gregory van der Wiel. The Dutch right back has also been tracked by Sporting Lisbon, but Fenerbahçe’s wiliness to sell him permanently is proving a stumbling block for both clubs.
Futbol Arena says Fenerbahçe have rejected Hull’s initial bid for Van der Wiel, which was a loan offer. The Hull City board are determined to get the deal done and the website reports the leaders of the Premier League side are set for an official meeting with Fenerbahçe’s president Aziz Yildirim in the coming days.
The former PSG and Ajax right back has reportedly agreed the deal with Hull City and now the Tigers have to convince Fenerbahçe.
Van der Wiel had previously stated his desire to stay at Fenerbahçe, where he earns €3.5m a year after tax, but manager Dick Advocaat has closed the door on the player, as he continues to train with Fenerbahçe’s reserves.
Marco Silva is looking to add to his Hull City squad before the window closes, and he’s got around a week left to get deals over the line.