The Golden Eaglets invitee representing Crystal Palace is at the top of The Tigers’ list of prospective transfers.
Former England player, Carlton Palmer, believes Hull City will be first in line to acquire Malcolm Ebiowei in the January transfer window.
HullLive reported last week that the Tigers are interested in signing the Golden Eaglet invitee next month and are hoping to reach an agreement on a loan deal with the Premier League side.
After making three substitute appearances in the Premier League during the 2022–23 season, the 19-year-old, who is related to the assistant coach of the Super Eagles, seems to have limited time at Selhurst Park.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 9, 2022
According to reports, he has interest from many Championship teams and will be considering the fastest way to secure a spot in the first squad.
While the team was in Turkey for a mid-season tour, Tigers manager Liam Rosenior, who worked with the 19-year-old at Derby County, expressed interest in Ebiowei.
“He’s a player that I’ve worked with, he’s an exciting player but we have to see what the conditions are in terms of what Crystal Palace want to do with him.” he told Hull Live.
“He’s someone that I would be interested in working with again whether it’s in the short or long term but we haven’t come to make that decision yet.” he added.
Swansea City, nevertheless, is apparently one of the teams interested in recruiting the young player. Palmer, however, thinks that Rosenior’s prior friendship with Ebiowei may help the Tigers convince him to play at MKM Stadium.
“Well, I think it (time together at Derby) puts Hull in the front of the race,” Palmer said.
“He (Ebiowei) has played for Liam before when he was with Derby.
“They know each other really well. He played really well, so they’ve got that connection. So you would think that Liam and Hull would be in pole position to get a signature.” he told Football League World.