Update on Acun Ilicalis Jaden Philogene, Jacob Greaves and Liam Delap



  • The Hull City owner updates fans on Philogene and Greaves' transfer situation and the chances of signing Delap permanently this summer.
  • Turkish tycoon holds meetings with fans and discusses club's future. Former Hamburg coach Tim Walter is considered the favorite to lead the team.
  • Ilicali reveals plans for summer recruitment.

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Hull City owner Acun Ilicali has given fans an update on the transfer situation for Jaden Philogene and Jacob Greaves, highlighting the chances of signing Manchester City loanee Liam Delap on a permanent basis this summer.

The Turkish tycoon hosted a packed meeting with fans on Wednesday evening to discuss everything related to the club.

The recent sacking of season candidates manager Liam Rosenior, who narrowly missed the play-offs due to the style of play he had implemented in the team, put everything surrounding the MKM Stadium into question.

It was assumed that City would be busy in the summer transfer window anyway given the spending they have made since taking over from Ilicali, but now they also have to grapple with the question of who will lead the team next season. Former Hamburg coach Tim Walter is considered the favorite to succeed the former Hull player.

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City's owner reiterated his position at the meeting with fans on Wednesday that they do not want to sell star players Philogene and Greaves in the summer, but added that players are allowed to leave the club if they do not want to stay at the club.

The centre-back has been reported to be a target for West Ham United as they prepare for life after David Moyes, and he has previously been linked with a move to Everton, as a possible replacement for Jarrad Branthwaite if the Toffees take him sell this summer.

The Guardian believes City want £15m for Greaves.

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Philogene only arrived in East Yorkshire last summer but an option in the deal, which cost Hull £5m to bring him to MKM from Aston Villa, allows the Midlands club to buy him back for £15m if the two teams fold get promoted in the same league.

With Villa's top four place recently confirmed, they are unlikely to drop a league down, so City would have had to move up to take action.

Ilicali also provided information about the chances of signing Delap permanently. According to Alan Nixon, the striker is reportedly up for sale, but the journalist added that his parent club wanted around £10 million for him and that he would go to the highest bidder.

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Hull's owner said there was a 50/50 chance of signing the 21-year-old. Delap remains a transfer target for them, but Ilicali added that there is interest in the Premier League in the young striker.

Hull's transfer window approach will be very interesting

Any time a new locker room leader comes in, as an owner you want to make sure they have all the tools they need to be successful. Whether on the playing or coaching staff, Ilicali has undoubtedly shown a willingness to do whatever it takes to attract good people to his manager.


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At the meeting with fans he described the transfer window his team has had since taking over two and a half years ago as 7.5/10.

At some point there has to be a certain balancing of the balance sheets. As much as Ilicali would like to and could continue to spend at this point in time, it will not be doing his club any favors.

He will want to support his new boss in the mountains, but if the balancing act has to happen in the near future, it will be interesting to see if/when he decides to do so and how close to his limits he will push himself.