Reports are circulating that Irish international midfielder David Meyler will be joining Hull City on a permanent deal very soon, just hours after the January transfer window officially opened.
According to reports Hull city are very keen on making David Meyler's current loan move to Hull City to a permanent one, as This Is Hull And East Riding report that a £1.5m bid has been made, and is expected to be accepted by Martin O'Neill.
There's little by way of quotes to support the article barring this from Steve Bruce;
I've been in contact with Fulham and with Sunderland too. We're doing as much as we possibly can to keep hold of the players we've got.
That's our first priority this month and I would hope that we can get them tied up, at least until the end of the season, within the next week.
So when we add together the chain of events here, it looks as though a move would be likely for the recently capped Irish international. If indeed as reported Hull are keen on signing him, Bruce has 'been in touch' as quoted and the fact Martin O'Neill said he was going to recall the midfielder, only to change his mind and let him stay at the Tigers, despite our midfield problems.
If Meyler goes it would leave us further depleted in the centre of midfield. Of course Meyler was rarely involved in the first team but he was a nice security blanket for the worst of injury crisis', and a fee of £1.5m - if true - would probably be a fair price for his services. Evidently O'Neill simply isn't as keen on him as some of our fans.
Meyler has enjoyed a very productive loan spell at the KC Stadium, bagging himself three goals in nine appearances.
At the moment though we have to remember that nothing has been properly agreed, and Meyler's future could still be on Wearside. That appears to be a very slim hope though.