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Sheffield Wednesday raid for Hull City star edges closer

According to a report from Hull Live, Sheffield Wednesday are edging closer to a move for Hull City star Mallik Wilks.

Sheffield Wednesday finished last season in the League One top-six places. However, they lost out in the play-offs to Sunderland by an aggregate 2-1 score.

That means another season in League One for Darren Moore’s men. A summer restructure is underway and part of that rebuild looks to include forward Wilks, with Hull Live now stating that a deal is moving closer.

This is something that has also been backed up by respected Sheffield journalist, Andy Giddings:

Wilks set to swap East for South Yorkshire

Leeds-born Wilks left his hometown club in a deal that took him to Barnsley in July 2019.

He arrived at the MKM Stadium from the Tykes the following July. His first season with the Tigers saw him score five goals in 18 Championship appearances as they dropped out of the second-tier and down to League One.

The following season saw him light up League One with 19 goals and eight assists in 44 games.

Now, Hull Live says that they understand he ‘is closing in on a move to Sheffield Wednesday.’ It is added that ‘talks have been ongoing’ between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday over what fee will need to be paid.


Wilks fell out of favour at the MKM Stadium last season, one where he only managed to score three goals in 20 appearances.

Sheffield Wednesday have already brought in Michael Smith from neighbours Rotherham United. Bringing in Wilks would add another layer of firepower to an Owls side wanting to fire themselves back into the Championship.

23-year-old Wilks has goals in him at League One level. His 19 league goals for Hull City in their 2019/20 campaign are a testament to that.

City exercised their option of an extra year on Wilks, meaning that they’d be assured of getting a fee for him.

Hull Live’s Barry Cooper says that this fee is thought to be in the region of £200,000.

It could be a wise move by Sheffield Wednesday to bring in a player they know can score at League One level.

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