Hull City have cleared their name momentarily of a relegation threatened side courtesy of victories over Sunderland and Everton in recent weeks as they doubled their win record this season in the space of just six days.
However, if Steve Bruce is looking to claim a place in next season’s Premier League campaign he will have to lure a couple more attacking players through the doors of the KC Stadium with the possibility of releasing a handful as well.
The Tigers have been linked with Aaron Lennon for a few weeks now but West Bromwich Albion look set to pounce for the Spurs winger, exchanging Saido Berahino in order to push the deal through.
An alternative target for Hull is Adnan Januzaj who is unsettled at Old Trafford due to a lack of game time under Louis van Gaal. Although Steve Bruce has been showing interest, it is thought that the Belgian is set to be reunited with his former boss, David Moyes, at Real Sociedad.
So, with their two targets becoming even more distant, who does Steve Bruce need to bring to the club in the January transfer window? Well, an attacking midfielder and a striker would go down very well in East Yorkshire.
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The following players are not linked with the club, but are assets who I believe who would be a good addition to Steve Bruce's side.
Loic Remy proved his goalscoring capabilities at Newcastle United last season with 14 goals in 26 game, and since joining Chelsea in the summer, his playing opportunities have been reduced, but that hasn't stopped him from hitting the back of the net with two goals in six appearances under Jose Mourinho.
His price tag is certainly something that would make a club such as Hull City baulk, but signing him on loan until the end of the season would seem more of a realistic option as he could solve their goalscoring drought until the summer where they can spend more time to assess possible newcomers.
I think that the Frenchman would be a great addition to the club because he has a bit of everything. He is good in the air, has bags of strength and makes scoring goals look easy.
Another thing that the Tigers need is a creative and attacking midfielder. But if Steve Bruce does target Remy at Chelsea then he should keep his transfer intentions at Stamford Bridge whilst he looks for a fresh attacking midfielder in Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian has rarely featured for Jose Mourinho and a year on from arriving in the capital, he is rumoured to be packing his bags. As a good friend of wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady, a move up to the north east could be in the best interest of the 22-year-old.
Should Hull sign Salah, they should start to see the goals flowing more often as they did at the start of the season when they were so comfortably sat in the top half of the table as his creative playing styles should feed the goal hungry Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez up front.
But the 22-year-old is certainly not afraid to get a goal of his own and his prosperous four goals in 13 games for the league leaders means that he is silently calling out to smaller clubs in order for him to not only be given an opportunity, but also to provide the assistance and goals that they so desperately need.
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