The Lowdown: Wilks set to leave Hull
The 23-year-old first joined the Tigers on loan from Barnsley in January 2020, before making his switch to the MKM Stadium permanent in the summer of the same year.
Even though the winger still has 12 months remaining on his current contract, he’s reportedly been told that he is free to leave the club this window, something which appears to have caught the attention of multiple suitors, including the Owls, with a move to League One very much a possibility.
The Latest: Howson’s transfer update
During a fan Q&A session, Howson was asked by a supporter whether there is any truth in the rumours linking Wilks with a move to Wednesday, to which the reporter replied:
“Wednesday are still very much interested in Wilks. Hull have made their stance clear. He is not part of the manager’s plans there and is available for transfer.
“Wednesday are focusing hard on the free agency market at the moment and Wilks would require a transfer fee. He has got another year to run on his Hull contract and it is unlikely Hull will let him go for nothing.
“The thing to stress is Wednesday are looking at and have held talks with a number of potential attacking additions. They want to make sure they get the right players in to fit into Moore’s style of play.”
The Verdict: Proven goalscorer
Having recently secured the signings of David Stockdale and Ben Heneghan, Darren Moore will now be keen to add to his ranks even further as he prepares his squad for another big season in the third tier, and Wilks is a player the boss will be determined to get over the line.
The Leeds-born talent will be keen on completing a move away from Hull after only making one appearance for the club since the turn of the New Year, and he has proven himself at the Owls’ level, having racked up 27 goal contributions for the Tigers in League One throughout a red-hot 2020/21 campaign.
This prolific form in the final third is something that will definitely attract the Wednesday manager, and if Wilks is to put pen to paper on a deal at Hillsborough, he could be the man to fire them back up into the play-offs for the second year running.
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