Hull City winger attracting growing attention as Tigers look to do business

Ryan Longman spent last season on loan at City's Championship rivals Millwall
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Derby County are the latest Championship club to show an interest in Hull City winger Ryan Longman, with the Rams understood to be preparing a bid for the 23-year-old.

Longman returned to pre-season training with City on Monday morning donning Tigers colours for the first time in 2024 after spending last season on loan at Millwall, getting his first taste of life under new head coach Tim Walter having been allowed to leave by former boss Liam Rosenior.

The Lions want Longman back this summer with Neil Harris confirming his desire to see the former Brighton and Hove Albion youngster return to The Den on a permanent basis.

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Negotiations between City and the South London club have been ongoing but no deal has yet been agreed and that's left the door open for the Rams to try and sneak in and take Longman to Pride Park Stadium.

The Rams, who secured promotion back to the Championship under Paul Warne last term, were keen on the City man last summer but he opted to remain in the second tier with Millwall. Warne has retained interest and followed his progress since and is keen to make him a summer addition.

League One newcomers Birmingham City and Wrexham have also shown interest in Longman, who bagged Millwall's Goal of the Season last term for his terrific run and finish to beat eventual champions Leicester City, but as it stands, will be on board City's flight to Istanbul next Wednesday for their warm-weather training camp at the headquarters of the Turkish FA in Riva.

In his 35 games for the Lions last term, Longman bagged three goals and looks set to be one of the many players moved on by the Tigers this summer, as Walter looks to stamp his authority on the squad ahead of the big kick-off against Bristol City on August 10.