Hull City goal hero Noah Ohio addresses his future after latest scoring heroics

Noah Ohio netted a crucial equaliser against Ipswich on Saturday night -Credit:Greig Cowie/REX/Shutterstock
Noah Ohio netted a crucial equaliser against Ipswich on Saturday night -Credit:Greig Cowie/REX/Shutterstock

Noah Ohio has dropped the biggest hint yet that he'd be open to extending his Hull City career beyond the end of the current campaign.

The Dutch Under-21 international has made a huge impact at City since joining on loan from Belgian Pro League side Standard Liege in January, scoring three crucial goals. While there were no clauses inserted into that deal about making the move permanent this summer, the striker admits he's open to the idea.

Ohio's popularity with City supporters has soared in recent days after he came off the bench to score a late winner at Coventry last Wednesday and then salvaged a point on Saturday night in the 3-3 thriller with Ipswich Town which keeps the Tigers' hopes of snatching a play-off place alive going into the final weekend of the season.

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Boss Liam Rosenior has spoken about his desire to secure a long-term move for the powerful frontman, while owner Acun Ilicali is understood to be a big fan of Ohio. Fans made their feelings known at the MKM Stadium at the weekend, calling on City to make his loan move, and that of Liam Delap, permanent.

"This is a nice thing to hear, but my focus is just on training and showing the manager that I do deserve to be here. I just want to focus on the next game, try to play another part in the next game and see how it goes," Ohio told Hull Live when Rosenior's comments were put to him.

"I'm sure at the end of the season, whatever happens regarding my future at Hull City, (talks) will take place and I don't think there's any rush of that, but, you know, it's nice to hear the manager say those nice things about me. It's about me being consistent now and doing the right things in training and showing everybody that I can play at this level and I can play consistently at this level."

As it stands, Ohio will return to Liege this summer where he has a contract until the summer of 2026, but he says a move to the MKM Stadium permanently may well be on the cards.

"Yes, for sure (he'd like to stay)," he said. "I think the fans have taken to me well, I think the club has taken to me well, so it's something I would definitely think about and speak to my family about. For now, it's about just doing the right things daily and when that comes after the 26th of May after the play-off final, we'll speak about it."

Ohio has seen at first hand just what a brutal, relentless but enthralling and captivating division the Championship is, week in and week out. "It's great," he explained. "I think from the outside, it might have some question marks but living it and playing it weekly, you can see how many teams try to play football, trying to do the right things. It's a great league, it's nonstop, you don't really get time to think about anything else but recover sleep and play. Some weeks, you live in hotels but it's really nice."

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