TOM HUDDLESTONE SET TO LEAVE HULL CITY THIS SUMMER
Tom Huddlestone could be leaving Hull City this summer if they do not win promotion.
According to The Sun, Hull City are set to lose not just Huddlestone but at least three players for free this summer, if they fail to win promotion through the play-offs.
The three players are; Tom Huddlestone, Ahmed Elmohamady and Sone Aluko. They are all out of contract in the summer and will leave the club if they aren’t promoted back into the Premier League this season. Aluko Elmohamady could be set to leave the club anyway, with Rangers interested already in his services, but it is understood that Hull will fight to keep hold of Huddlestone and Elmohamady.
Huddlestone was signed for Hull back in 2013, just after the club had been promoted back into the Premier League. In his first season with the club, Huddlestone helped Hull stay up and get to an FA Cup final against Arsenal.
Relegated side Aston Villa and Derby County are both interested in signing the central midfielder this summer.
Elmohamady has been with Hull for four years, signing for the Championship side on loan initially. The winger has been in and out of the Hull team this season, but put in a brilliant performance in Hull’s last game, a 5-1 win over Rotherham United. Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Everton have both shown interest in signing the winger at the end of the season. The player has struggled to score goals for the club however.
Both these players want to be playing Premier League football again next season, with the Hull Daily Mail stating that Elmohamady is “too good for the Championship.”
Therefore if Hull do miss out on promotion this season, they will have to try again without Huddlestone and Elmohamady next season.