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West Ham Edging Closer to Defender

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West Ham United‘s pursuit of young defender Jacob Greaves is on the verge of a successful conclusion, with Hull City owner Acun Ilicali admitting defeat in his attempts to keep the player.

West Ham’s initial interest in Greaves had simmered down after their pursuit of Fabricio Bruno became public knowledge. However, with the Bruno deal falling through, the Hammers have reignited their focus on the 23-year-old centre-back.

Greaves’ ability to carry the ball out of defence and his leadership qualities have made him a popular choice among both West Ham fans and the club itself. Additionally, he fulfills the Premier League‘s homegrown player quota, a pressing need for the Hammers.

Ilicali publicly acknowledged Greaves’ burning desire to play in the Premier League and his inability to stand in the player’s way. Financial limitations at Hull further restrict their options in keeping the defender.

Greaves’ skillset aligns perfectly with West Ham’s need for a strong, mobile centre-back. His attacking style puts me in mind of a young Rio Ferdinand and another target, Max Kilman.

The potential arrival of Greaves is a direct response to West Ham’s dreadful defensive record, conceding a staggering 74 goals last season.

With the owner’s blessing, the only question remaining is when West Ham will complete the transfer .

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  • Dave Sykes says:

    He’s a big head . I would give him a lift down there myself . Jones has carried him .

  • Rich one says:

    Quality player, reads the game well and will only get better..

  • Pongo says:

    Still all we have is rumours no actual confirmed signings as yet, but don’t panic because very soon we will sign a 35 Yr old defender and a 34 Yr old striker, but i still think our 1st signing is very imminent as i saw the widow t****y going into the London stadium on Friday. Watch this space .

  • elduder says:

    don’t think we are interested, yeah he is a ball player but he’s too slow – which has been the consistent feature of tim central defender player profile

    i feel we’ve already got oggys replacement, vitao is just a rubber stamp on july 1 – when his shakhtar contract expires and can be sold

    for lcb it’s going to be esteve, greaves is either going to burnley (esteve replacement) or fullham

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