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Hull City owner says only three Championship teams could afford Karl Darlow

According to Hull City owner Acun Ilicali, the Tigers pulled out of a deal for Karl Darlow because of wage issues.

Leeds United earlier this week agreed a deal for the English keeper, with a medical completed. He will become The Whites’ second summer signing after Ethan Ampadu.

The Hull owner was speaking to Hull Daily Mail on the finances of the club ahead of the season:

“It has been written that Newcastle are not getting a big amount of money for him. His salary can only be paid by clubs with parachute money,” he continued.

“Darlow is a very good goalkeeper but we didn’t think it was reasonable to spend the money he would command when we could bring in three good players for that.”

Darlow reportedly earned around £30,000 a week on loan at Hull last season.

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