Sky Bet Championship side Hull City may need to start preparing for life without Josh Tymon after Stoke City CEO Tony Scholes confirmed the Club’s interest.

The Humberside club recently appointed Leonid Slutsky as the new manager at the KCOM Stadium and it appears one of his first jobs may be to fight off Premier League interest for the young defender.

Tymon turned 18 only last month but has been a transfer target for the top flight club since breaking into the first-team on Humberside.

Making 12 appearances in the League and Cup competitions, Tymon scored his first senior goal in an FA Cup win over Swansea and featured in both legs of the League Cup semi-final defeat to eventual Cup winners Manchester United.

Tony Scholes, the Club’s Chief Executive admitted the Premier League side’s interest in the Hull defender in a recent interview. He said: “He’s a player we are looking at, he’s a player we like.“He would fit the bill in a number of ways, not least he’s a very talented young Englishman with experience in the Premier League.

“He would fit the bill in a number of ways, not least he’s a very talented young Englishman with experience in the Premier League.

“So it’s fair to say he’s one that would fit the bill, like a number of players, and we are looking at a number of players and a number of options.

“He’s one of a number of players we do like the look of.”

Hull City’s two-year spell in the English top-flight was brought to an end last season after finishing 18th the League and their ability to concede 60 goals during a regular campaign is a worrying statistic for Tigers’ supporters.


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