Former Hull City, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic forward 'in talks' with Exeter City

Former Hull City forward Josh Magennis is reportedly in talks with League One outfit Exeter City.

The 33-year-old was released by Wigan Athletic at the end of the 2023/24 season, therefore is now available to snap up as a free agent. It appears he could be set to work under another former Latic in Exeter boss Gary Caldwell.

According to reporter Alan Nixon on his Patreon page, Magennis is expected to join the Grecians ahead of the 2024/25 campaign. If he does pen terms at St James’ Park, he will be adding a wealth of experience to the Exeter ranks.

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His appeal is particularly strong to clubs in League One, as he has lifted the third tier title twice. He was first crowned a League One champion with Hull in 2201, before emulating the feat with Wigan a year later.

Josh Magennis spent three years on the books of Hull City. Image: Lewis Storey/Getty ImagesJosh Magennis spent three years on the books of Hull City. Image: Lewis Storey/Getty Images
Josh Magennis spent three years on the books of Hull City. Image: Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Although not prolific for Wigan, Magennis has a respectable track record when it comes to goals in the EFL. Across his 95 appearances for Hull, he notched on 26 occasions.

Last month, he spoke openly about being in the unfamiliar territory of free agency. As reported by the BBC, he said: "I've been fortunate in my career - I've been attached to a club coming into every summer so I had the familiarity of where I was going back to in pre-season.

"But this pre-season I could end up anywhere - it can be daunting as it's the unknown. It's a weird one - no one has to pay a fee for you, it's just whether you want it or not, that's the big thing.

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"In football you just don't know what's round the corner but it's a fresh outlook - I'm looking forward to it and I'll see where the next part of my journey is. Hopefully I can go and help a team, whatever standards and requirements they need."

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