Wolverhampton Wanderers are hoping it will be third time lucky in their quest to sign Stephen Hunt from Hull City. Wolves, who have had both a £3m and a £3.5m bid rejected by the Tigers, are reportedly preparing a £4m bid to persuade the cash strapped club to sell the 28 year old midfielder.
Hull have repeatedly claimed the Republic of Ireland international is not for sale, and certainly not to one of their relegation rivals, but Wolves are persistent in their attempts to land the player before the two meet in a crunch match this Saturday.
However Hull laid down the law to any prospective suitors in a statement, which read:
“Regarding Stephen Hunt, the club is now becoming bored of continual speculation within the local media surrounding his future and would like to place on the record that the player is not for sale.”
And added for further emphasis, just in case Wolves boss Mick McCarthy hadn’t quite gotten the gist, or merely skimmed it over his morning coffee;
“The club will not be commenting any further on speculation in relation to this player. He is not for sale.”
Wolves are desperate for a player with some proven Premiership experience and Hunt would certainly fit the bill, and with former Reading teammates Kevin Doyle and Marcus Hahnermann already at Molineux, he wouldn’t have any trouble settling in either.
Hunt began his Career at Crystal Palace before moving to Brentford, but it was at Reading where he really made his mark as part of Steve Coppell’s surprise package side who gained promotion to the top flight before narrowly missing out on a UEFA cup place. Hunt moved to Hull at the beginning of the season for a fee believed to be around £3.5m.
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