Hull City defender Jacob Greaves has been linked with a Premier League move this week.
Daily Mail say that Aston Villa, Brentford, and Nottingham Forest are all looking at Greaves ahead of the summer transfer window, citing a £7million price tag for the 22-year-old centre-back.
It’s not the first time that Greaves has been linked with a Premier League move and as we approach the summer transfer window, it surely won’t be the last time that we see Greaves’ name in headlines.
With that in mind, we’ve picked out three centre-backs who are out of contract in the summer, who Hull City could potentially look towards to replace Greaves should he move on…
Millwall enforcer Cooper is out of contract in the summer. He’s been with Millwall for six years now and he’s barely missed a game, racking up more than 250 appearances for the club. But should Millwall miss out on a top-six finish this season then it seems likely that Cooper might look for a new challenge.
And whilst a move to Hull would be very ambitious on the Tigers’ behalf, Hull City are a club with great ambitions, and they’re seemingly willing to dip into their pockets to bring in the players they want. This would be a very impressive signing.
The former Manchester United and West Brom man sees his Leicester City contract expire in the summer. He’s a player with bags of experience at club and international level, but he’s fallen down the pecking order at Leicester this season and looks set to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
At 35 years old, he’d only be a short-term option for Hull City. But Evans remains one of the most experienced and proven defenders in the Premier League and there’ll surely be a number of Championship and maybe low-end Premier League clubs looking to get a season or two out of Evans.
Fulham signed Duffy on a short-term contract in January. The 31-year-old was brought in as back-up for the remainder of the season and he’s so far featured four times in the Premier League.
The ex-Blackburn Rovers and Brighton man is another experienced name on this list. He’s got experience of playing in both the Football League and the Premier League, and he was an important member of the Brighton XI for a long time.
He’s commanding in the air but he can also pick out a pass, which could make him the ideal type of player to replace Greaves in the summer.