Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa are monitoring Hull City defender Jacob Greaves, according to the Daily Mail. The player is naturally a central defender but can also play as a left-back and was named as the Tigers’ vice-captain for 2022/23.
It seems unthinkable that Forest might already be looking at new recruits. They’ve added 30 new players since winning promotion in May and at this stage, they don’t know what division they will be in next season.
Greaves has played more than 100 times for his hometown club. This season under Liam Rosenior he’s been asked to play as a left-back and it’s a role that he’s taken firmly in his stride.
Forest and Villa have both sent scouts to watch the defender this season. It’s claimed that Brentford also have the 22-year-old on their radar and could also make a move in the summer.
Greaves is an attractive proposition for many Premier League clubs. Each team has a certain quota of homegrown spots to fill and the player would help with that criteria.
The youngster signed a new four-year deal with Hull last summer. Still, the Tigers know they could have to sell and value the player at around £7 million.
Former City boss Grant McCann was a huge fan of Greaves. He called him ‘phenomenal’ during his time at the club and he’s gone from strength to strength since then.
Forest and Villa monitoring Hull defender and he’d be very useful
To sign a talented defender like Greaves for just £7 million would be outstanding business. The youngster has bags of time to keep improving and he could complement the Forest squad nicely.
New centre-backs could be the order of the day in the summer. The jury is out on Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall, whilst Steve Cook could leave at the end of his contract.
Felipe isn’t getting any younger, whilst Moussa Niakhate must prove his fitness once again.
Greaves, 22, would be an exceptional signing for the Reds and it’s no surprise that lots of clubs are keen. He is strong in the air, can play in a number of positions and also brings the ball out from the back well.
Cooper has a knack of getting the best out of younger players. With that in mind, the Hull man might just decide that Forest is the best place for him to continue his career.