Newcastle enter race to land Hull star; also bid £5m for winger

Date published: Tuesday 4th July 2017 10:42 - Rob McCarthy

Newcastle have reportedly entered the race to sign experienced Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone and are also after a Tigers winger.

Toon boss Rafel Benitez is said to have enquired about the former England international, who has a cut-price £2million release clause in his contract after Hull’s relegation last season.

Benitez is looking to add some quality new additions to his squad ahead of the club’s Premier League return, having so far signed Chelsea’s Christian Atsu and France defender Florian Lejeune for £8.7m from Spanish outfit Eibar.

Huddlestone is renowned for his passing ability and would potentially be a good fit for Newcastle’s midfield despite now being the wrong side of 30.

However, West Brom are also said to be keen on the former Tottenham star as they are still searching for a replacement for Darren Fletcher, according to the report in The Sun.

Another Hull player on Newcastle’s radar is winger Kamil Grosicki, with the Toon reportedly ready to launch a £5million bid for the Poland international.

The Chronicle states that reports in Poland claim Benitez is a fan of the player, who has also been linked with Crystal Palace, Watford and West Brom following Hull’s relegation.

However, the Tigers are said to want £10m for the 29-year-old they signed from Rennes for £7m in January which could prove to be a stumbling block.

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