Report: Spurs expect Premier League newboys Hull to make bid for Ryan Mason this week

Ryan Mason celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham

Spurs are allegedly anticipating a bid from Hull City for midfielder Ryan Mason.

Ryan Mason celebrates scoring the first goal for TottenhamRyan Mason celebrates scoring for Tottenham

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are expecting Hull City to make a firm bid for midfielder Ryan Mason this week.

Spurs have moved to bolster their midfield this summer, as Victor Wanyama left Southampton to reunite with his former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

Qarabag's Rydell Poepon in action with Tottenham's Ryan Mason

The Kenyan will offer great competition for Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele in midfield, and whilst it gives Pochettino proven cover in the middle of the park, Wanyama's arrival has cast doubts over the futures of Spurs' other midfielders.

Ryan Mason is one such player affected by the signing, as he has slipped even further down the pecking order after a difficult season last term.

Tottenham's Ryan Mason in action with Chelsea's Eden Hazard

Mason, 25, started just eight Premier League games and struggled to make an impact even when he did play, prompting speculation that the homegrown ace - who has been with Spurs since the age of eight - could leave White Hart Lane this summer.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Spurs expect a bid for Mason from Premier League newboys Hull City this week, as Steve Bruce looks to strengthen his squad for the Tigers' return to the top flight.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Tottenham's Ryan Mason

Bruce already has three of Mason's former Spurs team-mates in the ranks at the KC Stadium, with Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore all important players for Bruce.

Leaving his boyhood club could be tough for Mason, but if Hull do meet Tottenham's asking price for the recent England international, having familiar faces like Dawson, Huddlestone and Livermore could tempt Mason into making the move north this summer.

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