Ahmed Musa’s move to Hull City broke down because the Nigeria forward refused to drop down into the Championship, revealed Tigers coach Slutsky.
Nonetheless, Slutsky brought 13 players to the North East outfit in a bid to bolster his ranks, three of which coming in on loan, and the former Russian Federation and CSKA Moscow boss has been reflecting on their summer business, while also expressing his delight that the window is now shut. They are a very good team and all players are experienced.
Hull may well worry that they could lose Grosicki in the January transfer window, and a host of clubs should keep tabs on Grosicki’s form ahead of possibly renewing their interest in him in 2018. The Tigers signed Stephen Kingsley from Swansea, Jon Total from Arsenal, Jackson Irvine from Burton and Nouna Dicko from Wolves.
The Tigers lost the likes of Harry Maguire, Andrew Robertson, Sam Clucas, Tom Huddlestone, Curtis Davies, Eldin Jakupovic and Ahmed Elmohamady in a huge exodus upon relegation from the Premier League, but one player stayed put in the face off interest from elsewhere.
Alongside a solid start to the season, things are certainly looking up at the KCOM Stadium, and the first test of that optimism will take place at Pride Park on Friday night against Derby County.