Hull City 'run the rule' over highly-rated youngster ahead of potential transfer move

Hull City's MKM Stadium is primed for a busy summer
Hull City's MKM Stadium is primed for a busy summer -Credit:George Wood/Getty Images

Hull City are keeping tabs on highly-rated central midfielder Lewis Latona, who has caught the eye playing in Scotland with League One side Hamilton Academical.

Latona came through the ranks at New Douglas Park and has impressed City, who had him at Bishop Burton last month to take a closer look at the 17-year-old, according to the Daily Record.

The teenager has played just once for the first team this season but has pedigree in the UEFA Youth League, having played in a 3-0 defeat and then a 4-2 win over Norweigan outfit Molde.

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City, who appointed Dan Kelly last year to help recruit talent further afield, has been responsible for bringing in players like Vaughn Covil, Harry Vaughan, Henry Sandat and Jim Simms before he ultimately left the club earlier this season.

Accies' academy has been the source of some talent in recent seasons with clubs south of the border keen to take their players, and Latona appears to be the latest youngster being eyed by English clubs, including City, with the Record saying it remains to be seen if the two clubs can agree a fee.

Meanwhile, the Tigers academy are gearing up to announce a raft of fresh arrivals to the club in the coming days, with former Spurs youngster Ramell Carter.