Hull City couldn’t resist from getting into the jaws of the relegation zone last season in the Premier League as they could merely accumulate 34 points and finished 18th in the table.
Considering their demotion, it goes without saying that they are seemingly likely to lose some of the notable players they had at their disposal over the summer, which would leave them in a very awkward situation.
New manager Leonid Slutsky must have already started to feel the heat ever since taking the managerial hot-seat at the KCOM Stadium and his first priority is to beef up his arsenal.
Of course, the Tigers would be aiming for shrewd deals without making an intense impact on their financial muscle or wage structure. One of the latest reports to have surfaced has stated that Slutsky is looking forward to signing Rangers midfielder Josh Windass for £500,000.
Windass emerged through the youth ranks of Huddersfield Town and started to find a footing on the football globe for himself whilst plying his trade for Accrington Stanley.
Scottish Premiership outfit, the Gers lured him to the Ibrox Stadium last summer on a four-year deal and had accumulated 21 appearances for the Light Blues. However, he has fallen down in the pecking order under Pedro Caixinha’s regime and is believed to be looking for an exit.
A young, dynamic and athletic midfielder, Windass thrives on his pace and notable physical structure to breeze past his opponents with relative ease. He is a kind of football who is always inclined towards creating chances for his teammates up front.
His technical ability is simply exemplary and his attitude of hitting the right chords makes him an appealing prospect.
Moreover, he gets into dangerous positions in the final third with his sharp movements, passes the ball around crisply and his ability to focus is quite good as well.
Though his fitness might be an issue, with experience and a vote of confidence from Slutsky, he should be able to derive the best out of himself and help Hull City in challenging for a promotion spot in the upcoming season.
Hull City faithful have fine memories of Dean Windass who fired the club into the top flight of English football with a spectacular volley against Bristol City in the finals of the 2008 Championship play-off and if his son, Josh, paves his way into their ranks, the mood of the fans is likely to be elated.
However, the 23-year-old would have a lot to live up to and considering his calibre, he is anticipated to succeed in the second tier of English football.