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Hull looking to bring in Figueroa

June 5, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Hull City are in talks to sign left-back Maynor Figueroa from Wigan, ESPN understands.

Maynor Figueroa
GettyImagesFigueroa could remain in the Premier League

The Honduras international is out of contract and has turned down a new deal at the DW Stadium and is available on a free transfer.

He was brought to England by Steve Bruce in 2008, during his second spell in charge of Wigan, and the Hull boss is interested in a reunion with the experienced defender, who can also operate as a centre-back.

Figueroa, 30, is also a reported target of West Ham and has won 95 caps for his country.

As Bruce looks to strengthen his squad after securing promotion to the Premier League, the former Birmingham and Sunderland manager is also keen to sign a goalkeeper.

Hull have made two bids for Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel while Besiktas’ Scotland international Allan McGregor is another on Bruce’s radar.

The on-loan pair of Ben Amos, borrowed from Manchester United, and David Stockdale, taken from Fulham, were Hull’s regular goalkeepers last season but Bruce hopes to complete the permanent signing of a replacement. However, Aston Villa’s Shay Given, who has also been linked with Hull, is less likely to arrive.

Bruce also hopes to sign a striker and has an interest in Jordan Rhodes and Charlie Austin, two of the Championship’s top three scorers last season, but although informal discussions have taken place with Blackburn and Burnley respectively, no bid has yet been made for either.