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Town 'Leading Philogene Chase'
Sunday, 7th Jul 2024 10:31

Town are reportedly leading the chase for Hull City winger Jaden Philogene, ahead of Everton and Crystal Palace, while talks regarding his Hull City teammate Jacob Greaves continue.

Last night it emerged that the Blues, Toffees and Eagles were all prepared to meet the Tigers’ terms for the 22-year-old.

And now, the Hull Daily Mail, reports that Town are in pole position with the former England U21 international keen on a switch to Portman Road and the prospect of working under Blues boss Kieran McKenna.

Town and Hull also remain in talks regarding centre-half Greaves with the expectation that a deal could be done in the week ahead. It has been widely reported that the Blues offered £35 million plus add-ons for the duo.

Claims of Manchester United interest in Philogene have been dismissed, while West Ham, the wideman’s former club Aston Villa and Tottenham have also been linked, although would now appear to be out of the picture whether or not there was any truth in their claimed interest in the first place.

La Liga giants Barca were believed to be eyeing the forward with a view to a loan switch but Philogene says he will be moving to the Premier League.

Philogene, who has two years left on his Hull contract with the club having an option for a further season, joined Villa’s academy from the Pro:Direct Academy and spent spells on loan with Stoke and Cardiff City prior to making his £5 million switch to the MKM Stadium a year ago.

Cottingham-born Greaves, 23, the son of former Hull City and York City defender Mark Greaves, came through the ranks at his local club, spending time on loan with Cheltenham in 2019/20.

In 2023/24, his fourth campaign in the Tigers’ first team, he was was named in the EFL Championship Team of the Season and also carried off his club’s Player of the Year award. Everton and Tottenham have also been linked.

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victorysquad added 10:33 - Jul 7
If he wants to end up at Barcelona, he needs to be coached by the master McKenna

Gforce added 10:38 - Jul 7
This is starting to drag on a bit,let's hope this saga comes to an end soon,hopefully with an announcement tomorrow that we've won the race.
Fingers crossed!

jayceee added 10:44 - Jul 7
Hull City have agreed deal with us - and he's said he's keen for us (which would upset the other targets a little), so surely it's all just the formalities now? Contracts, medicals etc. Looking good!

billlm added 10:46 - Jul 7
I didn't think we'd have much of a chance of getting him,but now get in there,

cooper4england added 10:47 - Jul 7
If it happens we are beating the likes of Palace and Everton. Back where we belong at last!

bobbyramsey added 10:51 - Jul 7
This is gonna go on all ruddy summer isn't it.......

bobble added 10:53 - Jul 7
he must be very fast if all these clubs cant catch him..

Karlosfandangal added 11:05 - Jul 7
We would have signed John Smith for £500 if KmK had gone and not signed a new contract.

Town just have to match KmK ambition.

ArnieM added 11:21 - Jul 7
It’s a big decision for the lad tbh. But I’m convinced he’ll be joining us. He’ll get far more game time and anyone speak to Ashton and McKenna tends to believe in the project presented. Fingers crossed anyway.

BobbyBell added 11:23 - Jul 7
Maybe it's the agent justifying his fees by dragging it out?

Marcus added 11:30 - Jul 7
It's going to be like this much more now. We're now at a level where quiet deals are much less common. It usually isn't the clubs or players' fault but the agents working deals - ultimately the better deal means more money for the agent, higher transfer income means clubs are more likely to trust the agent and better contracts improve the relationship between the agents and players. Until ink is on the paper it's the motivation of agents to try and 'gazump' the deal.

bluearmy78 added 11:33 - Jul 7
We have to remember we are now a Premiership club with one of the best young managers in British football, so why shouldn’t we attract players like Philogene. We can offer decent wages, first team football and he will be in the spotlight world wide, we are are definitely an attractive club to play for.

floridaboy added 11:54 - Jul 7
Surely need to get these two plus a new number keeper in the building before the Austria trip

Would be happy with the Luton keeper!

blues1 added 11:59 - Jul 7
Karlosfandangel Not sure what ur saying there? " Town have to match kmks ambition"? Haven't they done so right from the time he arrived?

ChorleyBoy added 12:24 - Jul 7
If I'm getting tired of these protracted talks and generally losing interest in this Hull wingers skill and artistry, am I a jaded philistine?

Saxonblue74 added 12:33 - Jul 7
Get ready with the refresh button tomorrow, he'll be pictured in the new shirt before close of business.

TimmyH added 12:40 - Jul 7
Goodison News (no bias there then) - Philogenes agents apparently have agreed terms with Everton and waiting on the players decision - how much truth we'll see in the coming days.

trevski_s added 12:41 - Jul 7
I prefer waiting till the club officially announces it but this is looking so promising. Hopefully he catches the same train as Greaves tomorrow and they announce them both

runningout added 12:42 - Jul 7
still not fussed. He would be here by now … Sorry :-)

Bazza8564 added 12:47 - Jul 7
First team football, guaranteed adoration plus McKenna and Ashton, he'll come, he sees potential to be part of something special here

ashp19 added 17:26 - Jul 7
Asked my mate a villa fan “*ing amazing player” ….

dirtydingusmagee added 17:31 - Jul 7
Well its been a bit up and down but as ive said before Ashton if anyone is the likely one to pull this off .Feeling its going to be a good week .


Help added 19:17 - Jul 7
Looks like there appears to be a bit of a rush to get 3 new players on the plane for the Austria trip

DocMartyn added 19:25 - Jul 7
Everton are currently a bin fire of a club, he'd be mad to go there. And it's hard to see Palace as a significant step up compared to us, especially given the lure of KM (unless he really fancies Croydon, of course).

Europablue added 07:47 - Jul 8
He has no affiliation with ITFC, so there is nothing wrong with him weighing up his options. If he ultimately chooses us then great, if not then nevermind.
If he does sign though, it will be another statement signing like both of the previous signings were in their own way. Recruitment like this builds momentum and attracts great players to the project.

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