Barnsley and Hull City are being linked with a move for Leeds United forward Mallik Wilks.

The 20-year-old is reportedly likely to leave Elland Road this summer and will not be short of options, as per a report by the Yorkshire Post.

Wilks, who can play as either a striker or a winger, spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers in League One and scored 16 goals under the now Hull boss Grant McCann.

He is now being linked with a reunion with the former Northern Ireland international at the KCOM Stadium as he looks for reinforcements to his newly inherited squad.

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The Tigers are in the hunt for some signings having made their first of the summer last week by landing goalkeeper Matt Ingram from QPR.

Barnsley are also keen on Wilks. The Tykes are preparing for life back in the Championship next season and see him as someone who can bolster their attacking options.

Daniel Stendel’s side have so far brought in winger Luke Thomas from Derby County, defender Mads Andersen from Horsens and goalkeepers Bradley Collins and Samuel Sahin-Radlinger from Chelsea and Hannover 96 respectively.

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Wilks will be far down the pecking order at Leeds as a result of their numerous signings this week meaning he could become available for Hull and Barnsley.

Mallik Wilks during loan spell at Accrington. Photo by Simon Davies.

He has spent time on loan at Accrington Stanley and Grimsby Town in the past as well as Donny and looks a bright talent for the future.


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