Report: Hull want Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher after Defoe arrival

Sunderland Fans

Hull City have reportedly added Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher to their wishlist.

Hull City are interested in the possibility of singing Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, according to a report in the Daily Mail

Hull are understood to be on the lookout for a new forward this month and they have identified Fletcher as a player who could improve their squad. 

The Tigers are currently targeting Blackburn Rovers' Rudy Gestede, but should their attempts to sign the target-man prove fruitless they will turn their attention to Fletcher.

The Scottish striker's future at the Stadium of Light has been plunged into doubt, because of the addition of Jermain Defoe.

Defoe is widely expected to sign for Sunderland tomorrow and he should become the main-man up-front when he does given his reputation and Premier League experience.

Gus Poyet's side have struggled for goals this campaign and the Uruguayan boss is hopeful that Defoe's arrival will give them a much increased threat going forward. 

Consdering Sunderland usually play with just one up front, it is hard to see Fletcher starting and Hull reportedly believe this could convince him to join the KC Stadium.

Fletcher has played 21 times for the Black Cats this season, scoring four times. 

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