Hull City reportedly join Portsmouth in race for Bristol Rovers’ Tom Lockyer

Hull City have reportedly entered the race for Pompey target Tom Lockyer.

Monday, 27th May 2019, 5:37 pm

According to BBC Humberside’s David Burns, the Tigers battling for the signature of the out-of-contract Bristol Rovers captain this summer.

The Blues have Lockyer on their radar as a potential replacement for centre-back Matt Clarke.

Pompey’s prized asset is almost certain to depart Fratton Park, with Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion currently leading the race.

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The Wales international has admitted there are several Championship clubs all interested, as well as sides in League One.

And Burns wrote on Twitter that Hull are one of the clubs in for the 24-year-old.

He wrote: ‘Couple of potential #hcafc transfer target whispers for you..... Tom Lockyer 24 year old Welsh international centre-half out of contract at Bristol Rovers.’

Tom Lockyer battles Pompey's Jamal Lowe for the ball. Picture: Robin Jones
Tom Lockyer battles Pompey's Jamal Lowe for the ball. Picture: Robin Jones

Nottingham Forest were also said to be chasing Lockyer, although Nottinghamshire Live reported that wasn’t the case.