Hull to wait for Campbell
Paul Duffen insists Hull will not demand a quick response from Man Utd regarding Fraizer Campbell.
Last Updated: 26/05/08 9:41am
Hull City chairman Paul Duffen insists the club will not demand a quick response from Manchester United regarding Fraizer Campbell's future.
Campbell has impressed during a loan spell at Hull and set up Dean Windass for the goal which fired the club into the Premier League on Saturday.
He is wanted back at the KC Stadium next season, with Tigers boss Phil Brown admitting the striker is at the top of his shopping list.
Duffen feels Hull have a 'very good chance' of signing Campbell, if United allow him to leave Old Trafford, but is happy to wait for Sir Alex Ferguson to make a decision.
"The position with Fraizer is that he now goes back to Manchester United and Sir Alex has a decision to make," Duffen told the Yorkshire Post.
"I am sure he will know whether Fraizer is ready to go into the first-team squad at United or not. If it is the latter, then there will be two options - one to loan Fraizer out for another year's experience or, instead, to sell him.
"Obviously, if he chooses one of these two options then we would be interested and would then have a conversation with United. And I believe we would then have a very good chance of getting Fraizer.
"I firmly believe that us being in the Premier League could be a huge plus in our favour. I have said all along that Fraizer should not start next season in the Championship, a player with his ability has to be in the top flight.
"But the ball is completely in Sir Alex's court. I will certainly not be holding a gun to his head and demanding an answer. Fraizer is a Manchester United player and we totally respect that."