Thursday 23 November 2017

Hull appeal to FIFA in attempt to force through Yannis Salibur transfer

Hull's January transfer business may not be done yet if Marco Silva has his way
Hull's January transfer business may not be done yet if Marco Silva has his way

Hull still hope to sign Guingamp midfielder Yannis Salibur despite the transfer window closing, head coach Marco Silva has revealed.

The Tigers were working far beyond Tuesday's 11pm deadline to try to confirm the signings of Salibur and Kamil Grosicki, with only the Poland winger's arrival ultimately finalised in time.

The suggestion was that the paperwork for the Salibur deal was not submitted in time, but Hull have appealed to FIFA in an attempt to force through a reported £9million move.

Silva said at his press conference ahead of Saturday's clash with Liverpool: "We are still waiting. Up to now, we don't have the final decision of FIFA.

"When we have, we will let you know. We don't have a date."

City have left one space in the 25-man squad list submitted to the Premier League for the remainder of the season, with Dusan Kuciak, Brian Lenihan, Greg Luer and Will Keane all omitted as they left a space for Salibur.

Goalkeeper Kuciak has now joined Polish side Lechia Gdansk on a free transfer.

Kuciak, who has won 10 caps for Slovakia, joined Hull from Legia Warsaw in February 2016.

But the 31-year-old made only one appearance for the Tigers, in the 3-1 EFL Cup victory at Exeter last August.

"Everybody at the club would like to thank Dusan for his efforts during his time at @HullCity and wish him well for the future," the Tigers said on their official Twitter account.

The squad submitted included the name of Ryan Mason, suggesting Hull hope the midfielder can return from a fractured skull before the end of the season.

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