Hull receive offer for Ricketts

22 July 2009 02:39
Hull City have received a formal transfer bid for defender Sam Ricketts from an unnamed Premier League club.Tigers manager Phil Brown told BBC Radio Humberside: "We're assessing it on it merits in a professional manner. "Sam has another year left on his contract and if the lad wants to stay he has to show it in the opening games of the season." "It's a balancing act and he's getting on with pre-season in a professional manner," he added. Bolton and Portsmouth are both reported to be interested in signing Ricketts. "We've had one firm [offer] and another [club] showing interest," Brown revealed. Ricketts was a regular feature of the Hull side last season, as they successfully fought to survive in the Premier League.

Source: BBC_Sport