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Sheffield Wednesday dealt blow as Hull City chief responds to transfer offer

Sheffield Wednesday’s interest in Mallik Wilks has been confirmed by Hull City vice-chairman Tan Kesler, but he has stated the Owls will need to up their offer.

Hull City have opened the door for Wilks to move on from the MKM Stadium.

It comes after a difficult 2021/22 campaign for the former Leeds United forward. Sheffield Wednesday have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old. Most recent reports have stated that the Owls’ pursuit is gathering pace, but Tigers vice-chairman Kesler has now dealt somewhat of a blow to their current bid.

Speaking on BBC Radio Humberside (quotes via the Yorkshire Post), Kesler stated Sheffield Wednesday’s current offer “is not enough”.

He said Wilks will be staying with Hull City if that’s how clubs value him this summer, though he did insist their interest is genuine. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

“They have a genuine interest.

“If they are seeing him at that price level then he better stay here.”

Worth coughing up for?

Although the Leeds-born forward struggled last time around, there’s no doubt that he’s a dangerous forward at League One level.

He starred for Hull City in their promotion-winning 2020/21 campaign, netting 22 times and laying on nine assists. He’s at an age where he has plenty of time to develop his game too, so there’s no doubt that he has the potential to be a danger in the Championship too.

He has nine Championship goals to his name in 53 games in the division.

Sheffield Wednesday have already made some eye-catching additions in their bid to build a promotion-winning squad and Wilks would certainly be a worthwhile signing as well.

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