Hull City are keen on a January move for Nottingham Forest’s Ryan Yates, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

The Tigers are reportedly eager to acquire the highly-rated midfielder on a loan deal and tried to bring him to the KCOM Stadium last month but were unsuccessful in their attempts.

Yates, who is 20 years-old, is being tipped for a bright future at the City Ground but his first-team chances at the moment are limited, hence why he is likely to leave them on loan in January.

He joined the Reds in 2005 and rose through their youth ranks. Yates got his first taste of senior football on loan at National League side Barrow at the start of the 2016/17 season and played 16 times for them before finishing the campaign on loan at Shrewsbury Town in League One.

Yates was then shipped out to Notts County in August 2017 and played 29 games for them in all competitions, scoring 6 goals. He then returned to Forest in January but left again to join Scunthorpe United on loan for the rest of last season.

His next destination is looking likely to be fellow Championship side Hull City. Nigel Adkins’ side would be a good fit for Yates as they are giving their youngsters a chance to impress this season and would give him a first-team place.

Hull utilised the loan market at the end of August to sign Tommy Elphick from Aston Villa and Chris Martin from Derby County. They are now looking to January already with Ryan Yates on their radar.