Hull set to oust deadwood striker as clearout continues

Date published: Wednesday 15th January 2020 2:28 - Harry McMullen

Hull City are reportedly looking for a permanent buyer for Nouha Dicko as the club continue to clear out a number of unwanted players.

According to Hull Live, City boss Grant McCann is happy to call Dicko back from a season-long loan at Vitesse if a suitable buyer is found.

The Tigers are looking to cash in on the forward before his contract expires in the summer.

Dicko left the KCOM for Vitesse in the early weeks of the season, after McCann told him he was not part of his plans. The 27-year-old has had a decent start to his loan in Holland, scoring four goals in nine league starts.

Speaking to the press after the weekend’s defeat to Fulham, McCann admitted the club was looking to offload Dicko on a permanent basis.

Since then, the club have stated a lot of interest has been registered.

With Dicko playing for Hull and Vitesse already this season, FIFA regulations mean he would be unable to play for another club with a winter-league schedule.

This opens up the forward’s options to play abroad in leagues with summer-league schedules – such as MLS and the Chinese Super League.



Vitesse themselves of course could look to sign the striker on a permanent deal due to his solid start to life in the Eredivisie.

Dicko, who Hull signed from Wolves in 2017, has only scored seven goals in 54 appearances for the Tigers – offering very little return for the £3.5million he cost.

Hull do have the option of extending the Mali international’s contract by another 12 months – but McCann has made his stance clear.

“I know there’s a lot of interest in Nouha and he’ll probably be another one that’ll move on to another club,” said McCann after the Fulham game.

Dicko is not the only City player set to depart, the also club expect Markus Henriksen and David Milinkovic to depart this month – as part of a big clean up at the KCOM.

With a January cull expected – speculation has already starting among fans over possible replacements.

The club have already been linked with a few names in the market.


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