Hull City have received an official offer from Barcelona for Jaden Philogene, according to reports.

The winger has been linked with a move away from the Championship outfit and now the Catalans giants have made their first move.

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Philogene had interest from Everton this summer, it was suggested, but now Barcelona have launched an offer that would see him come to the Camp Nou on an initial loan before a €20 million obligation to buy clase becomes active next year, reports Sky Germany.

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Hull would likely prefer to sell a player as he has two years left on contract at the MKM Stadium.

Philogene scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 32 Championship games for Hull last season but started his career at Aston Villa. In the Midlands, his form alerted enquiries from Paris St Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona.

After loan spells with Stoke City and Cardiff, respectively, he joined Hull last summer in a deal worth €5.8m. FootballTransfers’ Estimated Transfer Value algorithm (ETV) ranks the 22-year-old at €9.6m, while he has seen ‘significant development’ in SciSkill over the last six months.

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How good is Jaden Philogene?

Philogene honed his craft with the Pro:Direct Academy before heading to Villa at the start of 2019.

Their academy manager Danny Payne told BirminghamLive of his skill: “He plays like he would with his mates on the streets and that’s how he plays his game today. Without doubt he was one of the most talented players we have had in our academy.

“He had a natural talent in possession and he had a great ability to get past players and beat them. He had an ability to create chances, which sounds simple but it’s very, very difficult because the detail of his play was excellent.”

“The thing with Jaden was that we knew he was by far one of the most talented players we’ve ever had but it was about making sure we could continually challenge him, and I think that’s what we did really well.

“We always tried to play him with the older lads and always tried to put him up with the second-year boys and make sure he was playing with them. In terms of a player, he would play wide left and that was his best position for us, obviously where he plays for Villa now and he had that great ability to beat players on the inside or the outside.”

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