Hull City 'won't panic' as Jaden Philogene transfer verdict delivered amid Everton and Ipswich talk

Jaden Philogene bagged 12 goals in his first season at the MKM Stadium last term
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Former England star Carlton Palmer believes Hull City will not panic about the growing interest in star man Jaden Philogene despite the very real threat of losing the winger.

City are considering a big-money bid from Premier League newboys Ipswich Town along with Jacob Greaves which would see the pair move on from the MKM Stadium in the coming days.

While the Tigers are loathed to lose the influential duo, owner Acun Ilicali is understood to have accepted their requests to leave and play in the Premier League, and is now set on getting the best deal for the Championship club.

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Should the pair move on, City will likely claim well in excess of £30m and a sizeable sell-on fee which will go some way to helping Tim Walter carry out the rebuild which is necessary after a flurry of exits since the end of last season leaving his squad painfully light on numbers, and quality.

“Jaden Philogene, a 22-year-old, wide player, has been a sensation for Hull City this season, and that has culminated in the likes of Everton, Ipswich, Crystal Palace and Barcelona all looking at trying to sign him,” Palmer said in conversation with FLW.

“He had a fantastic season for Hull, even though they just missed out on the play-offs, 12 goals and six assists in 32 league appearances. Hull City will not panic about the situation, they’ve signed him, he has two years remaining on his contract and he has an option for another season, so it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up.

“We’re talking about the likes of £15m or 16m. Everton took Jack Harrison back out on loan, they didn’t have to fork out a loan fee, they’ve probably taken on the full amount of his salary, so they can still be in the hunt to sign somebody like Philogene on a full-time basis.

“Obviously he’s playing regular football at Hull, so he wouldn’t want to go anywhere and not play. So, I would think that if Everton are paying £15m for him, you would think that he’s going to be playing regularly.

“But newcomers to the Premier League, Ipswich, if they splash out £16m, 17m for him, you’d think that he'd go on and play a lot of football.

Palace are a really good club, as we’ve seen in the Euros with so many of Palace’s players featuring at the Euros. Any of those three clubs for me, Barcelona I don’t think is going to happen. I don’t think — they’re struggling financially — that they could afford him anyhow, although that would be a dream move.

“But anywhere, Everton, Ipswich, Palace, would be a great move for him. I think that possibly Ipswich might win the race for his signature.”