Report suggests Hull have made an offer for Moussa Konate

FC Sion's Moussa Konate celebrates after scoring

Hull City desperately need re-inforcements if they have any realistic ambition of avoiding relegation this term.

Moussa KonateMoussa Konate

ESPN are reporting today that Hull City have made an offer to FC Sion to obtain the services of Senegal international striker Moussa Konate.

Despite Hull's impressive 2-1 victory over Premier League champions Leicester City on the opening weekend, they still have to vastly improve their squad if they are to avoid relegation from England's top tier this season.

The Tigers had only 13 senior squad players available for the game against the Foxes, which makes the result all the more remarkable.

moussa konate 2Konate in action for FC Sion

While details of the bid for Konate are undisclosed at present, ESPN go on to report that Hull are now hoping to be given the green light to discuss terms with the striker in the hope of convincing him to make the move to the KCOM Stadium.

The 23-year-old scored 22 goals in 33 appearances for the Swiss outfit last season, and his blistering pace and willingness to run in behind the opposition defence would bring something extra to the Hull squad which they currently do not possess.

Senegal's Moussa Konate (L) in action with UAE's Esmaeel Khamis Moussa Konate in action for Senegal

It has been a tumultuous summer for the Tigers, with the unexpected departure of Steve Bruce contributing to the already unstable atmosphere at the club.

With the lack of excitement emanating from the club's fans, the reported bid for Konate will surely be a boost for the club as a whole as they prepare to take on Swansea City on Saturday.

Hull City caretaker manager Mike PhelanHull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan 

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