It was inevitable that Hull City would be linked with players in Portugal after Marco Silva took over.

Hull’s owners aren’t especially known for wanting to spend big bucks at the moment, and Silva has a good knowledge of the Portuguese league, and good contacts.

Therefore it made perfect sense that Hull would be looking at bargain Portugal signings. Perhaps the most obvious link is Evandro, and both A Bola and O Jogo newspaper reckon there’s a chance the Porto player is off to Hull.

Screen Shot 2017-01-08 at 11.08.41Evandro worked with Silva at Estoril, enjoying success together, but now the 30 year old is struggling at Porto, being pushed out by manager Nuno Espirito Santo, and told he’ll be training with the second string if he doesn’t find himself a new club.

The timing and the situation is perfect for Hull links. Evandro is a Brazilian attacking midfielder, and his contract with Porto lasts until June 2018.

A Bola believe any move would be a loan, giving Evandro a chance to impress at Hull.

The Brazilian would likely need access to an EU passport, which many Brazilians have, because he doesn’t meet work permit criteria.