Nottingham Forest eyeing Jacob Greaves
Nottingham Forest are eyeing a move for Hull City defender Jacob Greaves as he impresses in the Championship under Liam Rosenior.
The Lowdown: Reds battle relegation…
Steve Cooper‘s side are battling Premier League relegation despite a summer and January of serious spending, with injuries taking a real toll.
Indeed, Forest have had to deal with the absences of Willy Boly, Scott McKenna, Taiwo Awoniyi, Moussa Niakhate, Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ryan Yates, Giulian Biancone, Omar Richards, Cheikhou Kouyate and Serge Aurier (premierinjuries).
Cooper’s men currently sit just four points off a relegation place and face off against Everton this Sunday, a potentially crucial decider of who drops to the second tier.
The Latest: Forest making transfer plans…
However, despite their on-field concerns, it is believed Forest chiefs are already making transfer plans.
The Daily Mail claim they’re now eyeing Hull star Greaves as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.
Forest are said to be in the mix alongside Aston Villa as the 22-year-old builds his reputation and attracts real interest.
The Verdict: Exciting defender…
Greaves stands out as an exciting defender and it’s little wonder Forest have taken note of his exploits.
As per WhoScored, the versatile centre-back, who can also play at left back when required, stands out as Hull’s second-best performing player by average match rating.
Greaves has also averaged more tackles per 90 than any Hull star over his 31 starts this season, marking him out as a star man for Rosenior.
Former Hull boss Grant McCann also said the player is ‘going to be special’ during his time at the MKM Stadium, a prediction which looks to be coming true.