Chris Ramsey says Ryan Mason's retirement a 'great loss' for English football; claims he would have probably been sold by Hull

Chris Ramsey, the QPR manager shouts instructions during the pre season friendly match between Queens Park Rangers and Dundee United at The Hive on July 22, 2015 in Barnet, England.

The former Tottenham Hotspur coach, now of Queens Park Rangers, was speaking about the Hull City midfielder's announcement on Tuesday.

Chris Ramsey, the QPR manager shouts instructions during the pre season friendly match between Queens Park Rangers and Dundee United at The Hive on July 22, 2015 in Barnet, England.

Ryan Mason's former coach at Tottenham Hotspur has spoken of the great loss the Hull City midfielder's retirement is for English football.

In an interview with Talksport on Tuesday afternoon, Chris Ramsey - now technical director at Queens Park Rangers - described Mason as "one of best youth players I've ever seen".

He also claimed Mason would have had more England caps and may never have left Tottenham were it not for injuries, the last of which - a fractured skull caused by a clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill while playing for Hull last year - brought a premature end to his career on Tuesday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United chases down Ryan Mason of Hull City during the EFL Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on January...

Hull - who paid a club record fee of around £10 million for Mason in 2016 - were relegated in the 26-year-old's absence.

And Ramsey added: "He was ready to go again [at Hull]. And they've missed him. I think he would have probably got sold on from there."

Mason was instead forced to watch on helplessly as Hull slid further down the English league ladder toward their current resting place of 21st in the Championship.

Hull's head coach Nigel Adkins looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Brentford at KCOM Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Hull, England.

His retirement, though, may not signal the end of his involvement in football, with Ramsey revealing: "As a coach, I'm hopefully trying to entice him into that now."

And a return to Tottenham, or even Ramsey's QPR, may be on the cards.

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