Newcastle United are one of several sides looking at Hull City defender Jacob Greaves, according to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath.
Newcastle United Interested in Hull City Youngster Jacob Greaves
Magpies Looking at 20-year-old Defender
Newcastle United have struggled at the back this season, having already conceded 26 goals in the league. The Magpies allowed a further two goals in Sunday’s defeat against Leicester City, prompting manager Steve Bruce to look at defensive reinforcements.
Newcastle have already been linked with a move for Fikayo Tomori and Brandon Williams of Chelsea and Manchester United respectively, but those transfer targets would be only available as a loan option.
McGrath reports that the Magpies are eyeing up a move for Hull City youngster Jacob Greaves who, at just 20-years-old, would be a key asset for the future.
Newcastle Facing Competition for Greaves
According to the report, several unknown Championship clubs are also interested in the League One defender.
Although it is likely that Newcastle would be able to offer the 20-year-old a better deal, he may be limited to game time given his lack of experience at a higher level.
However, a move away from the KCOM stadium could depend on the offer. The youngster may feel it best it remain with the Tigers to further his development ahead of a future move away.
Jacob Greaves Career
Having come through the youth setup at Hull, Greaves has gone on to make appearances 14 appearances in all competitions this season after making his Tigers debut in September.
The defender spent time away on loan last season, where he turned out 35 times for Cheltenham Town scoring once, as the Robins reached the League Two play-off semi-final.
In November, Greaves penned a new three-year deal with the Tigers.