By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart is to undergo a medical with Championship club Hull over a seven-figure transfers, according to Sky Sports.
The popular broadcasters have detailed on their live transfer blog (Thursday, 12.34pm) that the 23-year-old enforcer is due in Portugal, where Hull are currently spending their pre-season for a transfer that could rise up to £7.5million.
Stewart completed a move to the Reds in the summer of 2014 in a free transfer from Premier League rivals Tottenham.
He is also still contracted to the Anfield club until 2021, but after just 20 senior appearances for Liverpool in his three years on Merseyside he now looks to be set for a move.
The defensive midfielder has never played at Championship level, but he has appeared 11 times in the Premier League and he will be hoping to help Hull make an instant return to the Premier League.
Football Insider verdict:
Stewart is a weird case in football in that most players have left their parent clubs by 23 if they aren’t featuring regularly already. Many players begin to look at their future of around 20 if they aren’t breaking into the first team and clubs are also open to letting them leave with it clear that they can no longer be considered a bright young prospect. This would appear to be the same in Stewart’s case and given that he’s never featured for England at any age level, alongside spending time at League Two and League One clubs during his time at Liverpool, where he struggled to make an impact, it is almost like he ended up at Anfield by chance. Therefore, this deal certainly suits the Reds and they are receiving a nice fee for a player who they no longer need and originally purchased on a free.
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