Hull consider move for New Zealand keeper Stefan Marinovic

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) in the first half of an MLS match between the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City on April 20, 2018 at Children's Mercy Park...

HITC Sport understands Hull City have taken New Zealand international Stefan Marinovic on trial.

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) fails to stop a shot on goal during the soccer match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Houston Dynamo on March 10, 2018 at BBVA...

Hull City are considering a move for New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic after inviting the player on trial, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Marinovic, who is the No.1 goalkeeper for New Zealand, is currently a free agent after leaving Vancouver Whitecaps at the end of this season's Major League Soccer campaign.

 

The 27-year-old joined Vancouver Whitecaps in the summer of 2017 from German side Unterhaching after spending eight years in the German 3. Liga and Regionalliga leagues.

The athletic goalkeeper made 29 appearances for Vancouver Whitecaps and impressed during his spell at the club.

Stefan Marinovic of the All Whites reacting during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the New Zealand All Whites and Peru at Westpac Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Wellington,...

Marinovic has more than 20 senior appearances for New Zealand, starting all three matches at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and each of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as the Kiwis won the Oceania region before losing to Peru in their inter-confederation playoff.

Hull are in the market for goalkeeping reinforcements to provide cover and competition to David Marshall and George Long as Tigers boss Nigel Adkins looks to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season.

Adkins and his coaching staff will cast an eye over Marinovic at close quarters in training this week before deciding whether or not to offer the New Zealand man a chance to move to 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.

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