Free agent striker Norbert Balogh is training with Championship side Hull City.

The 23-year-old is available after leaving Palermo at the end of last season and is trying to earn a deal with the Tigers, according to journalist Phil Buckingham on Twitter.

Hull are open to bringing in another striker on a free after allowing Nouha Dicko to join Vitesse on loan on the European transfer deadline day. That move left them with two senior forwards in Tom Eaves and Josh Magennis.

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Balogh, who can also apparently play as a winger, is 6ft 5inc so will offer Grant McCann’s side a similar option to Eaves.

He has played twice for the Hungarian national team having previously represented his country at youth levels from U18 to U21.

Balogh started his career with local side Hajdúböszörmény before he was snapped up by Debreceni at the age of 17. He was loaned out to Létavértes before breaking into their first team.

He caught the eye of Palermo after scoring eight goals in 33 appearances for Debreceni in the Hungarian top flight and the Italian side paid a fee in the region of €2,200,000 to sign him in January 2016.

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The target man struggled to hit the ground running for Palermo and was subsequently loaned out to Greek outfit APOEL last season, where he managed four goals in 10 games.

Hull are in need of some depth up top and he could be worth a gamble on a free.


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