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Hull City's frightfully long list of expiring contracts

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Hull City is in a mess at the moment, both on and off the pitch. As well as facing a relegation dogfight in the Championship, the Yorkshire club has problems with ownership and an angry fan base. That's not all, though. Another major concern is the contract situation. At least eight first-team players are due to leave in the summer. There has been no evidence of the Tigers trying to tie them down on longer deals.

Would the men in question even want to sign an extension with a club which could drop to League One next season? 

Here are the players who, as things stand, will leave the KCOM Stadium.

Abel Hernandez

Hernandez joined Hull from Palermo in 2014 for a fee of around £10 million. Despite taking a while adapting to English life, he hit the ground running the following season. The striker scored 20 league goals as the Tigers gained promotion from the Championship under Steve Bruce. The Uruguayan, however, was less prolific last campaign during his side's relegation from the top flight. He has also suffered from injuries, playing only three times since August.  

Regardless of his current contribution, Hernandez has been a good servant to Hull. Losing him on a free transfer would be a huge blow. 

Moses Odubajo

Odubajo was outstanding for Hull in his first season after joining from Brentford. The right-back has since been out injured for 17 months, though, suffering ligament damage and then a dislocated kneecap.

After treating him for so long, it would be a shock to see Odubajo leave the Tigers this summer.

David Meyler

Meyler is Hull's longest serving player, so it's surprising a new deal hasn't been offered already. The Republic of Ireland international is a great servant to the Tigers, having played a part in their most successful few years in history.

Meyler could easily walk into many Championship sides. His services will be highly sought next summer.  

Seb Larsson

Larsson only signed a one-year deal at Hull, which is set to expire once this campaign ends. His contract talks have been put on hold while the club battle relegation.

Larsson's arrival at the KCOM initially split opinion among supporters, but his performances have since won over many.

Max Clark

Clark broke into the first team this season. The Hull-born youngster impressed on loan at Cambridge United last campaign and has been rewarded with plenty of game time at the Tigers. 

Among the Hull players whose contracts are running out, Clark is the most likely to be offered a new deal.

Allan McGregor

McGregor is Hull's first-choice goalkeeper this season. Surely he will stay beyond the summer?

The 36-year-old joined the Tigers in 2013 from Turkish side Besiktas. Having previously played for Rangers, a return to the Scottish giants shouldn't be ruled out.

Michael Dawson

Dawson is Hull's captain. The former Tottenham Hotspur defender has played for the Tigers since 2014. Although his wage demands may be high, his contract situation remains a mystery.   

With Hull fighting for survival, Dawson will likely have to wait to pen a new deal. 

Harry Mail

A big Hull City fan from Manchester. Keep an eye on leagues across Europe, the MLS and non-league in England.


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