5 Free Transfer Signings Hull City Could Make to Help Them in the Championship Next Season

Hull City have lost a lot of players this summer, with Max Clark, Abel Hernandez, Seb Larsson, Moses Odubajo, and Michael Dawson rejecting new deals to depart at the end of their contracts. 


The club has also confirmed that David Meyler, Greg Luer, Greg Olley, and Josh Clackstone will be leaving in the summer.


Looking to the summer transfer window, and next season, it's time to turn the situation on its head, and see some players (already confirmed to be leaving their clubs) Hull could sign on free transfers.

5. Liam Feeney

One potential signing the Tigers could make is winger Liam Feeney. The 31-year-old is available on a free transfer, after being released by newly-promoted Championship side Blackburn Rovers. 


Feeney spent the 2017/18 season on loan at promotion winners Cardiff City, where he made 16 appearances in all competitions for the Bluebirds.


The winger has plenty of Championship experience on his resume, having played for Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers, and Millwall in the English second division.


Though he is now in his thirties, Feeney still possesses a reasonable amount of pace and stamina. These are two big qualities that Hull manager Nigel Adkins could be looking for in a player.

4. Jason Shackell

Another potential signing the Tigers could make is centre-back Jason Shackell. The 34-year-old is available on a free transfer, after being released by Championship playoff semi-finalists  Derby County


Shackell spent the 2017/18 season on loan at the 2016/17 League One playoff final winners Millwall, where he made nine appearances in all competitions for the Lions.


The defender again has lots of Championship experience on his resume, having played for Derby County, Burnley, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Norwich City in the English second division.


Though he is now in his thirties, Shackell possesses a wealth of experience which he can pass on to younger players, as well as great leadership qualities and strength. These qualities could tempt Adkins, to potentially add Shackell's experience to Hull's back-line.

3. Jamie Mackie

A further potential signing the Tigers could make is forward Jamie Mackie. The 32-year-old is available on a free transfer, after being released by Championship side Queens Park Rangers


Mackie made 21 appearances in all competitions for The Rs last season, scoring four goals.


The former Scottish international has played for several Championship teams in his career, including Reading, Nottingham Forest, and Plymouth Argyle. 


Though he is now in his thirties, Mackie possesses a great deal of stamina and speed, qualities that could tempt Adkins, into adding him as a forward option at the KCOM.

2. Scott Golbourne

A fourth potential signing the Tigers could make is left-back Scott Golbourne. The 30-year-old is available on a free transfer after being released by Championship side Bristol City.


Golbourne spent the 2017/18 season on loan at League One relegation sufferers Milton Keynes Dons, making 27 appearances in all competitions.


The defender has played in the Championship for two other clubs - Wolverhampton Wanderers  and Barnsley - and though he is now thirty, Golbourne possesses a wealth of experience at this level, as well as decent speed, agility, and stamina. With Max Clark departing, Adkins must sign a new left-back to challenge Stephen Kingsley for a first-team spot.

1. Jack Hobbs

The final potential signing the Tigers could make is centre-back Jack Hobbs. The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer, after being released by Championship outfit Nottingham Forest  having only made five appearances in all competitions. 


The defender has experience of playing in the Championship, having played for the likes of Hull City, Leicester City, and Scunthorpe United.


Hobbs, at only 29, seems to have been around for a long time, giving the defender time to gain valid possesses experience at this level, as well as great leadership qualities. He also possesses a good strength and can be useful to have in the six-yard box for set pieces or corners. A former Tiger, and a man knows know both the club, and the division well, Adkins could use this to his advantage, and bolster his defensive options by re-signing Hobbs for Hull.