Three players Hull City should target during the January transfer window

Hull City’s good start to the season under caretaker manager Mike Phelan, beating champions Leicester City on the opening day of the season and following it up with a win over Swansea, could not look further away for their supporters right now.

Fifteen league games later and Hull have only doubled their tally from the opening two games, sitting rock-bottom at Christmas and three points adrift of safety.

Traditionally the team bottom of the league at Christmas fails to avoid the drop, so Phelan knows that he will have to invest heavily in January to strengthen his sides’ prospects of survival.

Here at The Boot Room we look at who Phelan should consider signing to avoid the drop…

Carl Jenkinson

It’s very much starting to seem like Carl Jenkinson’s time at Arsenal is coming to an end after the emergence of Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin, so Hull would be wise to move fast for the 24-year-old.

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Arsene Wenger has made it clear lately that Jenkinson isn’t in line to break into the first-team anytime soon, reducing him to a few appearances in the EFL Cup.

However, during their 2-0 loss to Southampton in the quarter-finals of the competition, Arsenal supporters booed Jenkinson as he was substituted and almost signalled that his time in North London is coming to a close.

Hull have been closely linked with the right-back before, and Phelan would be making an astute signing if Jenkinson was to make the move up north; after 38 appearances for Arsenal and successful loan-spells at West Ham in the last two years, he’s not short of Premier League experience and would be able to line-up nicely alongside Curtis Davies in defence.

Yet with Aston Villa, Swansea and West Ham all reportedly in the hunt for the Arsenal defender, Hull have some competition to fight off if they want to acquire the services of Jenkinson until the end of the season.

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