Former Hull man set for move to Blackpool
Former Premier League footballer Stephen Hunt is set to sign for Blackpool on a free transfer.
Hunt, whose last club was Wolverhampton Wanderers, left the Midlands club following their shock relegation to League One after his contract expired this summer.
The 32-year-old, who can count Reading and Hull City among his former clubs made 66 appearances for Wolves after joining from Hull in 2010 scoring eight goals and his experience in the top flight has attracted the interest of Blackpool manager Paul Ince.
The Mirror reports that Hunt has been training with the Tangerines since being out of contract and Ince has been impressed with the Irish international’s performances in training.
The club have enjoyed a good start to the season and are currently unbeaten, which could sway Hunt in joining the Bloomfield Road outfit who are hoping to return to the top flight since suffering relegation from England’s top tier in 2011.
The winger trained with the club on Thursday and Friday and according to the newspaper, Blackpool are prepared to offer the Irishman a short-term deal to keep plying his trade in the Championship.
Hunt himself has spoken about his current situation and whilst not giving much away, indicated that there is more than just Blackpool interested in his services.
The midfielder spoke of his willingness to return to playing but admits he will not be rushed into making a decision.
“I’ve had some decent offers and I’m just looking for the right time,” Hunt was quoted by the newspaper.
“I’m taking a little bit of a gamble but in the long run it might be worth it for me.
“I liken it to a game of poker. I’ve been dealt a few hands in the last few weeks that I’ve kind of thrown back into the mix, waiting for a different one – a pair of kings hopefully!”
Hunt has made over 350 league appearances in his career and won his last international cap at Euro 2012.