Young Liverpool Midfielder Stewart Heads to Portugal for Medical Following Hull Deal

Thursday July 20th, 2017

​Sky Sports News have revealed that ​Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart will undergo a medical in Portugal on Thursday ahead of his move to Hull City.

A deal for the 23-year-old, who was seen as a bright prospect at Anfield, was agreed on Wednesday with the transfer fee potentially rising to £7.5m depending on various clauses. 

Stewart had previously signed a new contract with Liverpool in 2016 which would have seen him remain with the Reds until 2020.

Stewart began his footballing career at Tottenham Hotspur, but was released in 2014 without featuring for the North London side and signed for Liverpool on the recommendation of Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe, who had previously worked with Spurs. 

Since that move the midfielder made 20 appearances for the Liverpool senior side clustered around loans to League Two and most recently Swindon Town in League One.

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The former Spurs man, who was previously chased by a host of clubs, including Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion, can be seen as a direct replacement for former Tigers midfielder Tom Huddlestone who has recently signed for Derby County.

Stewart will be Hull's third permanent signing of the Summer transfer window and after suffering relegation from the Premier League with an already slim squad, Hull will surely look for further signings. 

Key players Harry Maguire and Eldin Jakupovic have recently signed for Leicester City and eight others have followed them through the door at the KCOM Stadium.

However, the departure of Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson looks set to be complete following reports from ​Sky Sports that a medical with Liverpool had been finalised. It is believed that a fee of £10m has been agreed between the clubs in a deal which may see young Reds winger Ryan Kent head in the opposite direction.

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