Identifying 3 ideal Jacob Greaves replacements for Hull City if he leaves



  • It is a crucial summer for Hull City as they need to strengthen their squad and potentially replace star defender Jacob Greaves.
  • Nottingham Forest's Joe Worrall could be a cost-effective option to fill Greaves' shoes and add leadership qualities to the team.
  • Ronnie Edwards from Peterborough and Scott McKenna from Copenhagen are also possible replacements for Greaves.

It is set to be another busy summer for Hull City as they look to provide new head coach Tim Walter with the players he needs to push for promotion.

The decision to sack Liam Rosenior was a bold one from owner Acun Ilicali as the team finished in seventh place, but fans will trust his judgement considering how much money he has poured into the club since taking over, while remaining extremely ambitious.

Now it's all about improving the squad and with a number of top-class players returning to their parent clubs, there's a lot to do.

1 Jacob Greaves will attract the attention of the Premier League

Furthermore, like all clubs in the Championship, the Tigers are at risk of losing some stars and so it is no surprise that defender Jacob Greaves is attracting interest from the Premier League.

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Of course, Ilicali will be determined to keep hold of the 23-year-old, but the reality is that sometimes it makes sense to cash in and Greaves could be ready to take the next step in his career.

If that happens, the recruitment team will certainly have potential successors on their radar. Here we look at THREE Players they should address…

Joe Worrall

Joe Worrall

Nottingham Forest's Worrall is not necessarily the same type of centre-back as Greaves and he would not be as good on the ball as the current Hull man.

However, in the second division he is a reliable defender who could easily fit in and fulfil his task.

Worrall is said to be available for around £4 million, so he would be a relatively inexpensive replacement for Greaves and the profit made from the academy boy could then be used to strengthen other areas of the team.

With Worrall, Walter would get a leader who also knows what it takes to be successful at this level, qualities that the new boss would surely like.

Ronnie Edwards


Should Greaves indeed leave the club, they could look to replace him with one of the Football League's most exciting defenders, Edwards from Peterborough.

The 21-year-old has played regularly for the Posh over the years – and he continues to impress.

It is only a matter of time before he takes the next step in his career and the England youth international has already been linked with numerous Premier League clubs, including Crystal Palace.

But his reluctance to leave Peterborough so far shows that playing time is important to him, so he may not want to make it to the top so quickly, in which case Hull could be an option.

Edwards could develop further with the Tigers and would be a great addition given his potential and quality.

Scott McKenna

Scott McKenna

McKenna, who is also currently under contract with Nottingham Forest, will actually be a free agent in a few weeks, making the defender an attractive option.

The Scotland international is left-footed like Greaves, meaning he can slot in easily without disturbing the balance, and he is also capable of playing out from the back, something Walter will appreciate.

McKenna finished the season with Copenhagen, where he impressed, and is in Scotland's squad for Euro 2024, so he could delay a decision until the tournament is over.

But at 27, McKenna is in his prime, has a promotion from this league on his CV and is available for free. He is also left-footed, so he ticks a lot of boxes if Hull need to find a new centre-back to replace Greaves.