West Ham’s 21-year-old centre-back Reece Burke has completed his medical and is set to sign for Hull after a last minute tug-of-war over his signature, according to a club insider.
ExWHUemployee, who breaks solid transfer news about West Ham, made the claim on his personal Twitter page on Monday afternoon.
He said that he had picked Hull as they had offered him more game time than Derby, who had come in over the weekend, according to the Sun, in a bid to hijack the deal.
Reece Burke has completed his medical and and looks to have chosen Hull City as his club having been promised more games there than Derby! Sad to see leave and I wish him all the best ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 9, 2018
It’s sad that things haven’t worked out for Burke at West Ham and he’s a young player that’s held in high regard. Not even Manuel Pellegrini could see a future for him at the London Stadium though, and he joins Hull where he has been promised regular game-time, which is exactly what he needs at this stage of his career. Derby wouldn’t offer him the same and told him he would not be first choice. Despite the obvious attraction of playing under former Hammer Frank Lampard, Burke has to be be first choice or he could find his career really starting to go downhill. The Championship is a tough league and it will be a real testing ground for Burke. If he fails at Hull he could find himself dropping down the divisions and it’s very hard to make it back from there. We hope the England Under-20 international kicks on and we’re sure that all West Ham fans will be hoping the same. Hull City have bagged themselves a player with lots of potential – it’s up to them to make sure they get the most out of him.