Haji Wright’s strong season in Turkey could see him make a move to the English Championship as reports have suggested that Hull City has made a move for the forward.

In an article posted on Hull Live, head coach Shota Arveladze is looking to add some firepower to his squad and the 6-4 striker could be the man that gives them the push to challenge for promotion when the new season commences on July 30. He spent last season on loan with Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor, thus, Hull will be negotiating with Danish club SonderjyskE as he is contracted to them.

Wright had a stellar season for Antalyaspor as he finished as the team’s top goal scorer with 14. He would go on a tear in the second half of the season as he went on to bag goals in seven consecutive games for the team to finish in seventh place.

Expectations were high for the Los Angeles native when he headed to Europe to sign with German Bundesliga side Schalke. Stellar displays for the Under-19 team saw him earn a promotion to the first team.

A lackluster loan stint with second-tier Sandhausen and difficulty getting games for Schalke upon his return saw Wright pursuing a fresh start to get his fledgling professional career back on track. This led to a move to the Dutch Eredivisie VVV Venlo in July 2019, but after 22 games he failed to score a goal.

A resurgence would come for the former New York Cosmos player when he headed to Denmark in August 2020 to play for SonderjyskE, scoring 11 goals in his first season.

Wright’s recent performances did not go unnoticed as he earned a call-up to the U.S. men’s national team for their series of games this month. He would score his first senior goal in the team’s 3-0 win over Morocco.

By Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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