Hull City saw a bid rejected for Doncaster Rovers captain Ben Whiteman last week.
The Tigers’ boss Grant McCann was keen on reuniting with the 23-year-old at the KCOM Stadium after managing him at Donny last season. However, the League One side held firm and Hull were forced to pursue other targets.
Whiteman is set to play another key part for Rovers this season as they aim to replicate the last campaign’s Play-Off charge under new manager Darren Moore. They have drawn their first two games.
Their newly appointed skipper has spoken about Hull’s interest in him, as per a report by the Yorkshire Post: “The board have obviously got a valuation on myself and they stayed strong with it and the other club did not meet it and it does make you feel valued. It is a massive honour to lead the lads out and an achievement, not just for me, but my family as well.”
He is happy at the Keepmoat Stadium and added: “We have started the season well but have not got the win and hopefully we can do that and get some momentum.”
Whiteman had spells as a youngster at Manchester United, Sheffield United and Mansfield Town before joining Doncaster on a three-and-a-half year deal in January 2018.
He has become a hit with the Yorkshire side and is being tipped for a big future in the game.