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Hull City boss Steve Bruce wary of Elmohamady exit
Elmohamady, 27, could be one of Hull City’s key players to leave the club during this transfer window according to club coach Steve Bruce. He is wary of some of his players leaving amidst the interest that has been shown towards the side at the beginning of the Championship season.
A number of scouts continue to be present at the club’s league fixtures and this raises concern from a coach who says he has completed his preparations for the season.
“At the moment it is an awful waiting game which is not easy because we are not in control,” said Bruce, as reported by the Hull Daily Mail.
Even though no bids have been tabled, Bruce attributes the buy-out clause conditionality of some of the players’ contracts as the basis for his fears. Elmohamady and Tom Huddlestone are the prominent names among those who could depart due to the transfer links doing rounds in the media. The only respite, according to Bruce, is the end of the transfer period.
“There have been no bids for our players, but that could change with a phone call. We hope not, but the most difficult thing for me is the window is still open.”
“If somebody picks up the phone tomorrow and makes a bid and gets to the trigger point, then they are off. That’s what we have to guard against.
“I’d like the window to close today. I feel in my bones, with three weeks to go, we have to be ready and do some planning because anything could happen with four, five or six of our players.”
Elmohamady has been a mainstay at Hull City since moving there through a loan stint in 2012.