Watford’s Isaac Success is closing in on a loan move to Hull City, according to sources.
The Nigerian has struggled to break into the Hornets’ side since he was signed for a then club record fee last summer and looks set join the recently-relegated Tigers.
Hull boss Leonid Slutsky said a new striker was likely to come in to the club before the weekend and name-checked Success this morning.
“Maybe we will have information today on a striker. We are very close to signing a striker and we do have an agreement with one,” Slutsky said.
“It is an important position and when you lose the best striker it is difficult to replace. Success, [Ahmed] Musa and others are good players in our list.”
Success came on at half-time in the Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday night and did show glimpses of his talent, but reports in Nigeria have suggested his weight is a concern to Super Eagles’ manager Gernot Rohr.
Success did not see eye-to-eye with Walter Mazzarri last season and the Italian felt he was not professional enough or focused on his football.