Hull City should target Cardiff City defender Sean Morrison; ideal replacement for Harry Maguire

Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach and Cardiff City's Sean Morrison in action

Hull City should look to Cardiff City defender Sean Morrison to fill the void left by the departure of Harry Maguire.

Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach and Cardiff City's Sean Morrison in action

Hull City lost defender Harry Maguire to Leicester City earlier this week in a deal worth £17 million (BBC), and they would be wise to spend a significant chunk of this fee on signing Cardiff City defender Sean Morrison.

The departure of Maguire and fellow defender Curtis Davies to Championship rivals Derby County marks the start of what will be a busy summer at the KCOM Stadium.

Following their relegation from the Premier League, it was always likely that the club would lose 24-year-old Maguire but the additional loss of Davies has left the Tigers short of options in central defence.

Michael Dawson is currently the only recognised centre-back left from Hull's Premier League campaign and this is an area of the squad that will need immediate attention. 

Understandably, Hull fans will be keen to see signings made sooner rather than later in this area of the pitch. If the Tigers are to stand a chance of an immediate return to England's top tier, then the funds from the Maguire sale will need to reinvested straight back into the squad.

Hull City's Harry Maguire celebrates scoring their first goal Harry Maguire left Hull for Leicester City in a £17 million deal

Morrison should be made a priority target by new Hull boss Leonid Slutsky. The 26-year-old enjoyed a fine campaign , he was a mainstay in the Cardiff defence but proved to be just as effective in the opposition area, after ending the season with four goals and eight assists.

The Bluebirds captain has been the subject of interest and a rejected bid £3 million from Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday (Sky Sports).

After the sale of Maguire, Hull will be likely to afford the transfer fee demanded by Cardiff. Morrison will enter the final year of his contract at the Cardiff City Stadium and the club may decide to cash in on one of their prized assets.  

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