Hull City braced for worrying player departure

Kai Connell, KCOM Stadium, CC BY-SA 4.0

Hull City’s Jacob Greaves is being linked with a January move to Newcastle United, as per the Daily Telegraph

Greaves is the son of former Tigers player Mark Greaves, and he is impressing as Hull look to bounce back into the Championship at the first time of asking. They beat Charlton this weekend to move into second place, four points behind leaders Lincoln City with a game in hand.

The Cottingham-born youngster came through the youth ranks at the KCOM Stadium and enjoyed a loan spell at Cheltenham last season, whom he helped into the League Two play-off places. this year, he has returned to his parent club and rapidly established himself as part of the first-team setup after breaking through in October.

He has 12 starts for Grant McCann’s side, and is valued between £500,000 and £1 million according to the Daily Mail. Whilst that is a handsome sum for a side in League One , it isn’t a large amount for a top-flight club to be paying. Newcastle United might be linked right now, but a number of teams are thought to be interested in Greaves, and a departure this winter is believed to be highly likely.

Greaves is a centre back by trade and operates on the left of Hull’s two-man central defensive team. Standing at 6ft 1in, he also played as a left wing-back for Cheltenham last season.


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Greaves is certainly hot property right now, and prime for a move up the divisions. He’s quickly settled into the Hull backline this season and looks comfortable and accomplished. Whilst the Tigers are keen to return to the Championship, they will have to balance that with financial motivation, and a £1m bid for a player would be hard to turn down.

It’s the way of the world these days, exciting young players get snapped up by bigger clubs and whilst once upon a time it was Hull doing the snaffling (Jarrod Bowen coms to mind), they’re now in a place where they have to accept other teams will take their prized possessions, at times.

 

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