Paul Merson has backed Hull to avoid the looming drop this season on the condition that Steve Bruce brings big names to the KC Stadium in January with Adnan Januzaj topping his Christmas list to Santa, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
And luring the Belgian away from Old Trafford may seem to be an easier ordeal than you may first think with the youngster unsettled with Manchester United.
The 19-year-old has failed to make a mark on the scoreboard so far this campaign; a task which he accomplished on four occasions last season.
But his limited game time hasn't made finding the net an easy job for the winger with Louis van Gaal dropping him to the bench on a regular basis and has awarded him with merely nine chances to prove himself.
With the danger of losing an incredible future talent, Van Gaal could be forced to allow the teenager out on loan until the next campaign with several suitors queueing up for his services; Real Sociedad, Inter Milan and Hull City.
However, Tigers fans shouldn't hold their breath for too long as the Belgian may opt to be reunited with his former manager, David Moyes, who have him a Manchester United debut last season.
Of course, the youngster may become homesick in Spain and could choose to join a more local club in Hull City who are in desperate need of something at the very least to be their guardian angel and rescue them from a relegation threatened season.
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Former Aston Villa midfielder Merson is fully confident that Steve Bruce can guide his side to safety at the end of the season, but only if the Geordie manages to land Januzaj or someone of a similar quality for that matter.
The 46-year-old pundit criticised the Tigers after a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Swansea on Saturday by saying "playing at home they didn't get the fans off their seat and that would probably be a worry.”
"They definitely need something going forward because they seem sound defensively. If they can pull off a move for Januzaj from United they will be more than safe.
"But to survive in this league you need the cuff, someone who's going to do something special and Hull certainly don't have that at the moment."
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