Report: Hull target ambitious loan move for Manchester United's James Wilson

Hull City Fans

Hull City are hoping to land Manchester United striker James Wilson on loan ahead of next season.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, recently relegated Hull City are keeping tabs on Manchester United youngster James Wilson in the hope of securing an ambitious loan deal.

Considering he made just two starts for the Red Devils last season, Wilson’s chances are likely to be limited at Old Trafford next season and the Mail's report suggests that City are monitoring his situation. Manager Steve Bruce, is naturally eager to strengthen his squad ahead of the Championship kick-off next month.

The Red Devils are set to depart on their tour of North America this month and Wilson is expected to be included in that squad, which means any deal would have to wait until later in the summer. The Tigers will hope that Louis Van Gaal is willing to sanction a loan deal for Wilson to gain first-team experience.

Would James Wilson be a good signing for Hull?

Targeting James Wilson is certainly a sign of ambition from Hull, who will be undoubtedly be eager to return to the Premier League on the first attempt. He would offer a fresh injection of blood at the KC Stadium, with his pace and clinical finishing providing a real threat to the very best Championship defences. 

  AppearancesMinutes PlayedGoals ScoredShots per GameShot Conversion Rate (%)Key PassesPass Accuracy (%)
James Wilson 13 348 1 0.62 13% 1 77

The youngster remains unproven at senior level, despite having already scored on three occasions for Manchester United - one of which came last term. However, the Tigers have been on the receiving end of the teenagers clinical finishing in the past, when he scored twice on his full senior debut.

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