New Hull owner eyes Iranian striker Allahyar Sayyadmanesh and Sunderland old boy
New Hull City owner Acun Ilicali plans to make a splash in the transfer market before the window closes – with Allahyar Sayyadmanesh first, we can reveal.
The Tigers’ new supremo is making ambitious plans at the MKM stadium as he attempts to stave off the threat of relegation initially. Indeed, he has already seen the candidacy of Serbian striker Aleksandar Pesic, currently Turkey’s top scorer with Fatih Karamguruk, fail. It is the player who decides to stay where he is until the summer.
However, Ilicali – who installed Shota Avreladze as manager since taking office – has big business in mind.
And we understand that one of those he is targeting is Iran international Sayyadmanesh.
The highly rated 20-year-old is currently with Fenerbahce returning from an 18-month loan spell in Ukraine with Zorya Luhansk.
We now understand that Hull are in talks to sign for the player. Indeed, Sayyadmanesh is considered one of the hottest prospects in Asian football.
The Tigers are hoping to complete a deal for the 18-goal forward before the window closes on Monday night.
Ndong next door
As well as Sayyadmanesh, we understand they are also considering former Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.
Ndong is currently on loan at Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor of Dijon in France.
Hull, however, are hopeful the 27-year-old will return to the north of England.
Ndong spent two years with Sunderland, making 54 appearances for the club in the Premier League and the Championship. He left in 2018, joining Gunigamp in 2018.
However, he was a popular figure during his time at the Stadium of Light and could be open to a return to English shores.
He signed in Ligue 1 Dijon in 2019 and has 42 caps for Gabon.
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