Hull City interested in Mphela

Analysts say countless injuries and lack of game time in the past season could jeopardise the move.

Katelgo Mphela.

JOHANNESBURG - Reports in UK newspaper The Sun claims that Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego "Killer" Mphela is on the wanted list of Hull City in England.

Coach Steve Bruce is on the lookout to boost his striking options at the newly promoted English Premier League side and he identified Mphela as the right person to bring in the goals.

Talk Radio 702's John Webb spoke to Soccer Laduma journalist Joe Crann on whether Mphela would be the right man for Hull City.

"Mphela is the only natural finisher South Africa has."

But he said Mphela had many injuries and dropped out of the national squad resulting in his confidence levels have dropping.

"Players like Benni McCarthy and Lucas Radebe went overseas with a strong mentality, to win and do well, which they did. I'm not sure Killer has the same mentality because with English fans, results matter most."

Crann says Mphela's main problem is Sundowns who've put him in a bad situation because when an offer comes they reject it saying it's not good enough.

The journalist added it's difficult to say if Mphela's the right man for the job because he's had a tough season.

"Killer played 16 games altogether the past season and only scored three goals, that's not good for a striker who is supposed to be in his prime."

The report claimed that £1 million would be enough to secure the services of Killer, who has scored 46 goals in 110 games for the Brazilians.