Potential Hull City catch Nick Proschwitz: Player profile
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has his eye on German striker Nick Proschwitz, as part of his wish-list of new signings ahead of the Championship kick-off next month.
Bruce hopes to add at least “three or four” new players before August. He has approached German second division club SC Paderborn 07 (SCP) over the availability of forward Proschwitz.
The Mail understands City are willing to hand over a significant fee to bring the player, who scored 17 goals last term, to Hull.
“We’ve made an enquiry about the availability of Nick,” confirmed Bruce. “It’s someone that interests us, but that’s as far as it’s gone at the moment.”
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Proschwitz signed a two-year contract with SCP in 2011, under conditions that were not revealed. He is the club’s top scorer.
Just a few months after joining the club, the 25-year-old was appointed as a member of the team council.
His career began at FC Michelau, the 1st FC Lichtenfeld and SpVgg Greuther Fürth, from which he joined Hamburger SV in 2005.
In 2007 he joined VfL Wolfsburg, the Oberliga team, and stayed there until June 2008. The following month Proschwitz joined the regional League rivals Hannover 96 II, for whom he scored 10 goals in 33 matches.
FC Vaduz was his next move – again he signed for one year. Playing under coach Pierre Littbarski, he scored 23 goals in 29 games in the 2009-10 season.
The player then rose to FC Thun in the Swiss Super League in July 2010, and played eight times in 31 games.
He later signed a three-season contract with the first division side FC Lucerne, but was released when a new coach took over. It was then that he signed with SCP.
Head coach Roger Schmidt said at the time: "The patience in our efforts has paid off. We have now just the type of player and the personality that we wanted to have in the offensive".
The player broke his cheekbone earlier this season, but got back out onto the pitch just a few weeks later. He also fell ill with an infection this season, and was forced to sit out training in Turkey.
It remains to be seen whether Hull City will make a move to catch Proschwitz.