The 52-year-old Turkish businessman and TV personality has been looking to buy the Tigers since the start of the year and he visited the MKM stadium in May to discuss a revival with the Allam family first.
Things really started to heat up around September when Ilicali announced plans to buy a football club in England and then later revealed that team were the Tigers, while also keen to bring Turkish players and coaches. at the club.
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Reports who came from Turkey at the end of October suggested that Ilicali had ‘made’ a £ 30million deal to take over the club from the Allams – nothing was quite done in reality but a period of exclusivity has was almost immediately entered.
Most things seem to have been ironed out now and it’s only a matter of time before Ilicali takes his place as the owner of Hull City after months of negotiations, though it’s important to stress that it’s not over yet.
After so many years of hostility between fans and owners, Hull City supporters are poised to find someone they can support to move the club forward.
It has seemed to go on for months, but Ilicali finally looks set to close his deal as December approaches, and now is the right time as he could provide funds to help strengthen the squad in January.
Since reports emerged that Ilicali made a deal for the club at the end of October, Hull has been in sparkling form, winning four games in a row and showing that they are now apparently acclimatized to the championship.
This race could have saved Grant McCann’s job as it looked like the whole world like Shota Arveladze could come in to replace him and it will be Ilicali’s first big decision – it cannot be a coincidence though that the form the Tigers have been showing since. it became evident that there was a takeover on the horizon.