Callum Burton in talks with Hull City over Shrewsbury Town exit
Young Shrewsbury Town keeper Callum Burton is in talks over a move to Championship outfit Hull City.
The Shrewsbury-born shot-stopper turns 21 next month and is set for a future away from the Montgomery Waters Meadow after finding himself out of boss Paul Hurst’s plans.
Burton has slipped down in the goalkeeping pecking order following this summer’s arrivals of Dean Henderson and Craig MacGillivray. Fellow youngster Shaun Rowley, who signed fresh terms in May, is still tipped to have a future with the club.
Former Town No.1 Jayson Leutwiler’s future also hangs in the balance given Hurst’s decision to bring in two of his own goalkeepers this summer.
Burton still has a year remaining on his contract with his home-town club, of which he has been a part of since the age of 10.
He was handed his Town debut by former boss Micky Mellon as a 19-year-old at the end of the 2015/16 season in a 3-0 defeat at Swindon.
Last season the young keeper was loaned out to National League North sides Nuneaton Town and AFC Telford United.
Hull were relegated from the Premier League last season and yesterday sold keeper Eldin Jakupovic to Leicester for an undisclosed fee.
Burton, who did not travel to Portugal for Town’s pre-season trip, is one of a number of Shrewsbury players not in Hurst’s plans.
Another home-grown player, defender Dom Smith, has also not been involved this summer.
Ryan McGivern, Jim O’Brien and AJ Leitch-Smith are also expected to depart.
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