The catastrophic mistakes Hull City must avoid making in the January transfer window – Peter Swan
Hull City must avoid repeating the same mistakes from their previous league campaign if they are to thrive in the second half of the season.
When we talk about errors, I mean selling your key players in the January transfer window and not replacing them.
City fans won’t need to remember that fateful transfer window when Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki were sold, or what happened next – it really was the thing of nightmares.
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Yes, the Allam family received a lot of money for Bowen in particular, but it had such a negative impact on team morale, the spirit of the club and after they left the season imploded catastrophically.
Almost 24 months later, City will enter the transfer window with a familiar cloud hovering over their heads, albeit in what would appear to be grosser financial health no doubt because of this sale.
Jacob Greaves and Keane Lewis-Potter are the club’s two notable young players, both destined to pursue and lead successful careers at the highest level, although we hope they will play Premier League football with the Tigers in a near future. future.
The Allam family have already turned down Premier League offers for Lewis-Potter and you can expect that interest to increase next month, as well as for Greaves.
Assuming the takeover goes as planned, one of Acun Ilicali’s biggest decisions will be what to do when the temptation of big money lands on his desk, and although the noises suggest until now that he wouldn’t be willing to sell, we all know money talks in football.
Faced with millions of dollars and a player who may have his head turned by the bright lights of the elite, it can be hard to resist, but you have to.
While City don’t depend on Greaves or Lewis-Potter like they were Grosicki and Bowen, losing either or both of them would be catastrophic for the club.
They must be kept at all costs and added in January if City are to continue and enjoy a successful second half of the season that allows them to achieve league status and have something positive to build on for the future. next term.
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