Today marks the start of the first full week where Hull City can start buying and selling players ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
With seven first-team players being released following an official announcement from the club on Friday, the ever-changing nature of the transfer window, always full of unique twist and turns, can now start to take shape.
Changes aplenty are expected at the KCOM Stadium with others, who weren't released, also set to leave East Yorkshire; Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki and Markus Henriksen among those names included.
Stay tuned to our live blog throughout the day, where we will bring you all of the major transfer news from the Tigers, as well as any further updates on manager Nigel Adkins, whose future at the club remains uncertain.
Hull City sign teenager after release from Leeds United
Hull City have signed teenage defender Lucas Odunston days after his release from Leeds United.
The 18-year-old had spent the past 12 years in the Whites’ academy, but was released earlier this month, having not been offered a professional deal by the club at the end of his scholarship.
Five Premier League loanees Hull City should look at this summer
Hull City’s squad is in line for a major overhaul between now and when they officially start their 2019-20 Championship campaign.
On Friday, the club announced the release of seven first-team players, including Evandro, Will Keane and Liam Ridgewell.
With Todd Kane and Chris Martin’s loan spells expiring, the number of players currently in Nigel Adkins’ first-team squad is dropping, a number which could fall even even further should Fraizer Campbell and David Marshall not wish to renew their current deals and the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki and Markus Henriksen be sold, as expected, to generate funds for the club.
The end of parachute payments from the Premier League also leaves City with a considerably lower income than they have been receiving in recent seasons, which is likely to see much of their transfer targets coming from free agents or loan acquisitions.
Jonty Colman looks at five players who spent the 2018-19 season away from their parent Premier League clubs that may be ones for the Tigers to look at this summer.
Hello, and welcome to today’s live blog. We start today with a look at the new sides Hull City will face next season.
Hull City’s 2019-20 Championship season will see them face two Yorkshire sides that were not competing in the second tier last season.
Relegation from the Premier League for Huddersfield Town and promotion for Barnsley out of League One will see the Tigers reunited with local trips to both the John Smith’s Stadium and Oakwell.
One nearby side that they won’t be playing next season is Sheffield United, whose second place finish in the league during the 2018-19 campaign earned them promotion back to the top-flight for the first time in 12 years.
Barnsley’s return to the second tier will see them joined by Luton Town, who lifted the League One title earlier this month.
The other promotion spot to the Championship is yet to be decided, with Sunderland and Charlton Athletic contesting the play-off final next Sunday at Wembley.
As City will spend the coming months turning part of their focus onto the six unknown entities that they will be facing in the league next season, here is what Adkins’ side can expect to encounter against each of the newcomers.