Hull City are plotting a transfer for former Arsenal teenager Terell Thomas, Hull Live understands. Thomas has now left League One facet AFC Wimbledon after turning down recent phrases at Plough Lane, and the Tigers need the 25-year-old defender to bolster their ranks and supply competitors for centre-back duo Jacob Greaves and Alfie Jones. City are understood to be in pole place to signal the trendy central defender who got here by way of the Gunners’ academy ranks, with the participant mentioned to be eager on a transfer to the MKM Stadium the place he would hyperlink up with Tigers boss Grant McCann, whereas it is understood monetary phrases wouldn’t show to be a stumbling block. Thomas’ determination to depart The Dons has put a number of golf equipment on pink alert, together with Sunderland, Barnsley, Blackburn and Blackpool amongst different golf equipment, whereas the participant rejected the prospect to be part of Crewe Alexandra, however it’s City who seem shut to finishing a deal.
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At 6ft1, Thomas is a commanding determine on the again and impressed final time period, enjoying 25 occasions for Wimbledon earlier than being struck down with a critical bout of pneumonia following the 2-1 residence defeat to Lincoln initially of January, in whole the Rainham-born man has performed 90 occasions within the final three campaigns. Having battled his method again to health, Thomas was named on the bench for the Dons’ closing recreation of the League One season in opposition to Lincoln City, which resulted in a 0-0 draw at Sincil Bank, although he did not get on the pitch. McCann stays available in the market for defensive reinforcements following the departure to Luton Town of Reece Burke, whereas Jordy de Wijs accomplished a everlasting transfer to QPR on the finish of final season. City are presently away on their pre-season coaching camp in Scotland have to date made 4 summer season signings. George Moncur was adopted by Andy Cannon from Portsmouth, earlier than Randell Williams arrived through Exeter and final Friday night time, Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter arrived prior to the Tigers’ journey north. McCann hopes to add additional additions as soon as City arrive again in east Yorkshire subsequent week as they step-up their preparations for the brand new Championship season which begins away to Preston North End on August 7. “It’s good to have the 4 in, we’re hopefully going to add some extra additions perhaps subsequent week or the week after,” McCann mentioned this week. “We’re working very arduous on that also.”