The teenage English defender has been a subject of attention from various top Premier League clubs
According to sources close to ESPN, Liverpool are tracking the progress of Hull City’s 17 year old left-back, Josh Tymon. The report states Tymon has been on the Merseyside club’s radar for a while, with scouts in attendance for Hull City’s 2-1 win over Bristol City last week to watch the defender in action. Tottenham are also reported to be in the race for the player.
The young left-back is already attracting a lot of interest from the top Premier League, with the Gunner’s boss Arsene Wenger also said to be among his many admirers.
Josh Tymon joined Hull as a 12-year-old, coming through the youth ranks last season to make his professional debut with the club against Bury in a fourth-round FA Cup tie in January, at the age of 16.
The teenager first caught the attention of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger when the Gunners hosted Hull City at the Emirates Stadium in the fifth round clash of the FA Cup in February. The match ended in a scoreless stalemate, but Tymon impressed one and all with his display.
A few days ago, English newspaper, The Sun had reported the left-back, alongside Arsene Wenger, is also a target Everton boss, Ronald Koeman. The newspaper added scouts of both the clubs have been closely tracking his progress and the clubs are preparing for a bid in the January transfer window.
Hull are said to be desperate to not lose their starlet so early, with their manager Mike Phelan stating talks are ongoing with the player for a new contract.
“There’s no secret out there that the club has made an offer. Josh knows the way I think about him and he knows what the club think about him.”
Josh Tymon’s current wages are a meager £160-a-week since the player is still on scholarship contract with the club and not a professional one.
While an offer from the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal are sure to be tempting for Tymon, at the age 17, it would be a little premature to move. It’s evident Hull and their manager hold him in a high regard, and trust him to play a part for the first team. For now, the full-back should stay put and continue his development at Hull.