Update on the promoted sides, Cardiff, Hull, Crystal Palace transfers
All three sides promoted from the Championship will need to do business to ensure their existence in the top flight isn’t a short one.
Read on here to find out the latest transfer stories from Hull, Cardiff and Crystal Palace.
Hull City completed a deal to sign Curtis Davies yesterday for a fee of £2.25million.
In what could be a busy few days for the recently promoted side, Hull are also closing in on another couple of deals.
Having had a bid for Celtic’s Gary Hooper rejected earlier this summer, Steve Bruce is expected to go back in for the forward and is willing to bid close to £6million.
Hull earned promotion based on a tight defence, winning many games by a 1-0 scoreline. Realistically the likes of Aaron McLean and Matty Fryatt will probably struggle to score in the top flight and Bruce needs to add forward options.
Hooper has been linked with numerous Premier League sides including Norwich City. The Canaries made four bids for Hooper during the winter transfer window of last campaign, however Celtic weren’t willing to sell.
Another target of theirs is Galatasaray’s Nordin Amrabat. The Moroccan winger has failed to live up to the hype that surrounded him when he was with PSV and only scored once for the Turkish champions last season.
Hull will struggle to break sides down in the Premier League unless they add players with attacking flair and despite Amrabat’s unfulfilled potential, he fits the bill.
The winners of the Championship are yet to add anyone to their squad this summer, however could pull of a massive coup.
Victor Wanyama could has snubbed Southampton and wants to talk to Cardiff after both clubs agreed a fee with Celtic.
Wanyama’s agents look set to make a £1million out of any move for the defensive midfielder and Southampton weren’t prepared to pay such a high agent fee.
Southampton’s loss could be Cardiff’s gain however and the Kenyan would be a fantastic signing.
Palace are also yet to bring in a new face since promotion however are close to completing deals for two free agents.
Jerome Thomas was released by West Brom last season, whilst Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s time at Wolves was brought to and following their relegation to League One last season.
Palace have good funds available to them following the sale of Wilfred Zaha to Manchester United last year. Ian Holloway would love to bring Zaha back for another loan spell as the club looks to avoid another Premier League relegation.