What do you expect from a newly promoted club? Right after making their way to the top tier, any club would first react in the transfer market to bolster their squad with quality players as well as adding depth to the side. The same should have been the situation at the KC Stadium but the Tigers find themselves in deep trouble right now as they are without a manager with Premier League starting in two weeks’ time.
Hull City are in look for someone who can ideally replace Steve Bruce at the hot seat. The Englishman’s shoes are big to fill as his contributions are immense to the club whom he served for four long years. As claimed by The Guardian, former Everton manager Roberto Martinez is the frontrunner for the race for the Hull City hot seat.
Hull City don’t have much time to make reinforcements to the squad before the season kicks off. With Everton reshaping their squad ahead of their first season under Ronald Koeman, Martinez could definitely raid on his former employers. Here are three Everton players Hull City could go for with Martinez on board.
The Spanish keeper is certainly a favourite of Roberto Martinez whom he preferred ahead of veteran Everton legend Tim Howard last season. The Toffees have already brought in Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham and Koeman is still looking for another top-level keeper. That means Joel Robles’ future at Goodison Park is up in the air. With Allan McGregor injured for a long time, Hull City need a new man under the bar and Robles would be a good signing.
It was a major surprise to see the former Manchester United midfielder renewing his contract with Everton this summer. With Everton looking for a much better season, it is hard to see how Gibson fits in their plans who has been a peripheral member of the club for a long time. The 28-year-old would certainly be a decent addition to the Tigers’ already-impressive midfield.
Kone means that to Martinez probably what Thiago means to Guardiola or Kranjcar means to Harry Redknapp. The Ivorian worked closely with Martinez at both Wigan and Everton. The 32-year-old is unlikely to remain a part of the Toffees’ plans for the future but he can still prove to be a good addition to Hull who can prove to be an experienced cover for Abel Hernandez.