Who would have though after the 2014-15 season that in just one season, Ryan Mason could be on the fringes of the Spurs team! The English international got his breakthrough at his boyhood club Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino himself but after a surprising turn of events over the past season, Mason, who looked to be one of Pochettino’s key players in coming future, is one of the players Spurs want to ship out.
Sky Sports are claiming that newly promoted Hull City are in advanced talks with Ryan Mason and it will be one hell of a deal from the Tigers. Hull City are having a surprisingly silent transfer window as they are yet to spend a single penny. Having lost manager Steve Bruce just ahead of the season, Hull City are right now managed by Mike Phelan on an interim basis but still had a dream start to their Premier League campaign with two wins out of two having defeated both Leicester City and Swansea City.
Even though the Tigers are getting the results, it is crystal clear that Hull City need to improve their first team. An early injury crisis has eventually made things worse for Phelan and we have to salute the interim manager for still managing to get results. Getting a player like Mason before the window slams closed would be a deal that brings plenty of confidence into the team.
Mason was a bit unlucky to go through an injury-ravaged last season when Spurs were one of the best performers in the Premier League. Moussa Dembele’s improvement in form, Eric Dier establishing himself in midfield and Dele Alli emerging into the stage- all played a major part in pushing Mason to the fringes of the team even though Mason never failed to perform when he was fit.
One team’s pain is another’s gain- Spurs cannot offer Mason much time on the pitch and Hull will do shrewd business if they pounce on the opportunity. A brilliant passer or the ball, someone who can cover every blade of grass on the pitch, and one who can create and score both- Mason is an orthodox box to box midfielder and would be a brilliant addition to the Tigers’ squad.
With Huddlestone, Livermore and Meyler, Hull have a decent midfield already but with Mason on board, they will look more compact and creative. Mason has plenty to prove and will have the opportunity at KC Stadium making it look like a deal that will be good for both parties.