Date: 30th June 2017 at 11:25am
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Hull youngster Josh Tymon is expected to complete his proposed transfer to Stoke next week, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Tymon, 18, is seen as a highly rated prospect at the KCOM Stadium, reportedly a player who would have preferred to remain at Hull if a new deal could have been agreed, making his breakthrough into the first team the season before last.

His contract at the Championship club will officially expire tomorrow and Stoke will then be in a strong position to secure his signature as a free agent, which would require a compensation fee payable to Hull, thought to be between £1m and £2m.

A dispute over Tymon’s contract has rumbled on at Hull as they had the left back on the retained list for next season after triggering a one year extension to his scholarship in December.

However, Tymon’s advisors have ‘questioned the validity of that one-year extension and believe the youngster will effectively become a free agent when his £160-a-week deal expires tomorrow,’ reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Due to the fact Tymon was part of the England U20 side that won the Toulon Tournament he wouldn’t have returned to pre-season training with Hull just yet but the Tigers’ new boss Leonid Slutsky isn’t planning to have him as part of his squad this season, Mark Hughes is, or soon will.

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