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Marco Silva admits Hull are interested in Genk winger Leon Bailey

Genk's Jamaican forward Leon Bailey (L) and Genk's Greek forward Nikolaos Karelis celebrate after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League football mat
Image: Leon Bailey is interesting Hull after scoring seven goals in the Europa League this season

Hull head coach Marco Silva has admitted they are trying to sign highly-rated Jamaican winger Leon Bailey from Belgian side Genk.

The 19-year-old has attracted interest from a string of leading European clubs after impressing in the Jupiler League, where his side currently sits eighth.

Hull have been one of the most active teams during the January transfer window but remain in the market for a winger.

Their need for one may increase further if Robert Snodgrass leaves the club, with Sky sources understanding they have accepted an offer in the region of £10m for the Scotland international.

Bailey is on their radar after scoring eight times in 35 appearances this season, with seven of his goals coming in the Europa League qualifying rounds and group phase.

The result gave Marco Silva a winning start to his time in charge of Hull
Image: Marco Silva concedes is could be difficult to gt Bailey to the KCOM Stadium

Asked about attempts to recruit the teenager, Silva said: "We will try. He's not an easy player to come. It is not an easy deal but we will try. Until now we don't have news.

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"We need to do what is our best for this window but we need for this position and for the other positions to do something in the last week of the market."

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