Paul McShane has been transfer listed by Championship side Reading, as reported by The72 yesterday.
Hull City are in the hunt for a new centre-back after Tommy Elphick’s return to Aston Villa.
McShane, who is 33 years-old, became a cult hero at the KCOM Stadium during his spell there from 2008 to 2015. Should Hull try and re-sign him?
McShane first joined the Tigers on loan from Sunderland in 2008 for their first ever season in the Premier League. The deal was made permanent a year later but the Irishman took a while to win over the Hull faithful and had loan spells at Barnsley and Crystal Palace.
He then established himself in Hull’s first-team and became loved by the fans with his committed performances and passion. Fraizer Campbell made the return to East Yorkshire last year, could McShane do the same now?
McShane is a vastly experienced defender at this level and has played over 350 games in his career. This experience would come in handy in a relatively youthful Hull side and he could be an influential player in the dressing room. He could also provide back-up to Jordy de Wijs and Reece Burke at the back.
Knows the club
He was on the books at City for seven years and knows the club inside out. Bringing back McShane would certainly go down well with the Tigers fans.
Some say never go back and he doesn’t really fit in with Nigel Adkins’ transfer policy of recent times of bringing in young players who are seen as more long-term acquisitions.
Here is what the Hull fans have been saying on Twitter-
Paul McShane transfer listed.
— Lee Scott (@LeeScott92) January 7, 2019
McShane. Make it happen. #hcafc
— Greg Whitaker (@Greg_Whitaker) January 7, 2019
The thought of McShane back in a #hcafc shirt is making me tingle.
— Michael Desforges (@Dessie_Hull) January 7, 2019
McShane and Meyler, great servants, but how can they improve our side in any way? they can't, we've just gotta keep moving forward, can't sign ex city players because of a couple chants, I can see what the club are doing, it's a young talented squad, keep at it #hcafc
— Callum Callow (@FraizersOnFire) January 8, 2019
Paul McShane and David Meyler transfer listed by Reading. Both very experienced and adored by #HCAFC fans. Imagine.
— althurstonsport (@althurstonsport) January 7, 2019