Speaking to the Mirror, Steve Bruce has admitted that he will not prevent Ahmed Elmohamady leaving Hull City if any of the four interested Premier League sides make a move for him in the January transfer window.
He said: “I won’t stand in his way. Elmo is in the final year of his contract with us, and the last thing we would want is to lose him on a free next summer. He is just one of several players we’ve got who are desperate to play in the Premier League, and why wouldn’t they be?”
The same article claims that four Premier League sides are showing an interest in the Egyptian international wide-man, having seen him impress for Hull over the past few seasons.
Aston Villa, Leicester, Swansea and Everton are all named as parties who want him, with Elmohamady, 28, one of few Hull players to perform well in the Premier League last term. Villa and Everton were linked with him over the summer, with the Hull Daily Mail reporting on their interest, and it is apparent that they still want the winger, whilst Leicester and Swansea are newly interested clubs.
The winger, who is able to play anywhere along the right-side of the pitch, has started this season in strong form, playing all six of Hull’s games, but he is in the last year of his contract.
Bruce has admitted he will not stand in the winger’s way if he wants to go, but if Hull are looking set to return to the top flight, it might just be that Bruce can convince the Egyptian international to agree an extension with the promise of top flight football at the KC Stadium next term, rather than losing him to Villa, Everton or Leicester in the coming months.