Hull City want to push on and complete a deal for Scunthorpe United defender Conor Townsend, according to the Hull Daily Mail. 

The Tigers have made just one signing so far this summer in Eric Lichaj from Nottingham Forest and are in need of some reinforcements to their thin squad.

Conor Townsend is a target for them and their boss, Nigel Adkins, who wants to get a deal done as soon as possible to bring the 25-year-old left-back back to the KCOM Stadium. Hull travel out to Portugal on Sunday for pre-season and Adkins signaled in the past his intentions to have brought in some players before then.

Townsend could be set for a return to his boyhood club should Hull match his £250,000 price tag from Scunthorpe United. He left the Tigers in January 2016 to join the Iron for more first-team opportunities but could now find himself back with Hull.

He joined their academy at the age of 8 and rose through the youth ranks. Townsend has only ever played for Hull’s first-team once in a League Cup tie against Leyton Orient in August 2013. Nevertheless, he has gained plenty of playing time during loan spells at Grimsby Town, Chesterfield, Carlisle United and Dundee United.

Hull need to get deals over the line now and their fans are getting frustrated with the lack of transfer activity for a third summer running. Townsend would be a decent signing for them but you get the impression they need a few more acquisitions as well.

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