Departed Portsmouth winger Michael Jacobs is on the radar of National League side Chesterfield, following his exit from the League One side, as confirmed via the Derbyshire Times.
The 31-year-old could be set to reunite with former manager Paul Cook and former teammates Will Grigg and Tom Naylor at the National League side.
What’s been said?
According to journalist Liam Norcliffe from the Derbyshire Times, Jacobs is a possible target for Chesterfield after becoming a free agent on July 1st due to his contract in League One expiring.
However, the club’s coach Danny Webb has denied that the winger has been training with the National League side, telling BBC Radio Sheffield…
“Not unless he is dressed as Casper the Ghost, I ain’t seen him,” Webb said. “I know that he is a good player but no he hasn’t been in the building at all.”
A transfer reunion
Paul Cook’s side have already made four signings so far this summer, with two of those being players that the manager has previously worked with.
Former Northern Ireland international Will Grigg arrived from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee, before midfielder Tom Naylor arrived on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic.
As for Jacobs, he has previously worked with Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic during his career so far. Similarly, Cook almost signed Jacobs for a second time whilst manager of Ipswich Town but the deal fell through at the final stages.
I had previously had Chesterfield as my title favourite and if they can secure a player like Jacobs, it will take them a step closer to their dreams of returning to the EFL.
Jacobs is in the prime years of his career and has played consistently in both the Championship and League One to date, bringing in a vital amount of experience which will rub off on some of the club’s younger players like Dobra or Hobson.