Report: Bolton Wanderers ace Josh Vela's move to Hull City now at risk after Nigel Adkins exit

Bolton Wanderers' Josh Vela during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City at Macron Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Bolton, England.

Bolton Wanderers ace Josh Vela has been linked with Hull City.

Bolton Wanderers' Josh Vela during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City at Macron Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Bolton, England.

According to a report by the Hull Daily Mail, departing Bolton Wanderers ace Josh Vela is in danger of missing out on a move to Hull City following manager Nigel Adkins’s exit from the club.

It is claimed the Wanderers ace has held talks with Hull over a move to the KCOM Stadium next term after confirming his upcoming departure from Bolton at the end of his contract at the end of June.

 

Nigel Adkins is a big fan of Vela and identified the midfielder as an ideal free agent signing for Hull. However, the former Reading manager’s recent resignation at the club now puts the proposed deal in danger.

Vela came through the Bolton youth academy and was widely regarded as one of their most prized assets as he played a key role in the club’s promotion from League One, scoring nine goals from midfield.

The Sun claimed this time last year that Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers were eyeing Vela up in a £5 million deal as they feared star player Bradley Dack would leave Ewood park.

Josh Vela of Bolton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers at Deepdale on November 17, 2017 in Preston, England.

But the 25-year-old remained at Bolton, where he was in and out of the side this past season as the Trotters suffered on and off the pitch in what was a campaign to forget, culminating in relegation.

Vela would surely still be deemed a potential free transfer bargain by several Championship clubs this summer. Hull, however, may go in a different direction when they finally name a successor to Nigel Adkins.

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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