Hull City are set to lose three players for free this summer if they fail to win promotion through the play-offs, according to The Sun.
Tom Huddlestone, Ahmed Elmohamady and Sone Aluko are all out of contract in the summer and will leave the club if they aren’t promoted back into the Premier League this season.
Aluko could be set to leave the club anyway, with Rangers interested, but it is understood that Hull will fight to keep hold of Huddlestone and Elmohamady.
Huddlestone was signed for Hull back in 2013, just after the club had been promoted back into the Premier League. In his first season with the club, Huddlestone helped Hull stay up and get to an FA Cup final against Arsenal. Relegated side Aston Villa and Derby County are both interested in signing the central midfielder this summer.
Elmohamady has been with Hull for four years, signing for the Championship side on loan initially. The winger has been in and out of the Hull team this season, but put in a brilliant performance in Hull’s last game, a 5-1 win over Rotherham United. Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Everton have both shown interest in signing the winger at the end of the season.
Both these players want to be playing Premier League football again next season, with the Hull Daily Mail stating that Elmohamady is “too good for the Championship”.
Therefore if Hull do miss out on promotion this season, they will have to try again without Huddlestone and Elmohamady next season.