Hull City and West Bromwich Albion want to sign James Wilson – report

by Leo Nieboer

Hull City and West Bromwich Albion have both expressed an interest in signing James Wilson this summer, according to reports. 

Wilson spent last season on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion, where he scored three goals before returning to Carrington earlier this month.

However, following a half-baked performance against Wigan on Saturday, the 20-year-old was excluded from Jose Mourinho’s 25-man pre-season squad on Tuesday.

Man United are not prepared to sell the striker but will loan him out to another club this summer, with newly promoted Hull and West Brom emerging as frontrunners to acquire the youngster’s services.

With five strikers – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Will Keane – all ahead of Wilson in the pecking order, a move away from Old Trafford in the interest of picking up some playing time would be a side move for the youngster.

A move to a Premier League club short of firepower up front – it’s no wonder that Hull City and West Brom are among the favourites – is an important step-up from lurking in the Championship.

Experiencing the Premier League every week massively aids anyone’s physical and technical development and would provide Wilson with a genuine chance of cementing himself in the United squad after he returns.

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