📢BREAKING NEWS : Everton is reportedly in the race to sign a vice-captain from another club, who is believed to be a promising talent


Despite a shocking rush in the transfer market, it looks like this fine start to the summer for Everton will eventually have to come to an end.

After all, having been so careful to take steps towards a more sustainable future, Kevin Thelwell will be careful not to undo all his hard work with just a few months of missed transfers.

That being said, if they are to trade in the right markets and decide to sign young, promising players with resale value, the risks are greatly reduced.

With Everton’s interest in Jaden Philogene well documented, they may have another Championship star on their radar.

Everton remain interested in signing Jacob Greaves

At least that’s according to TEAMtalk, who note the Toffees’ ongoing interest in another Hull City player, Jacob Greaves.

The centre-back has been linked with a move to Merseyside for some time, seen as the natural successor to Jarrad Branthwaite.

However, with Manchester United’s interest cooling, it seems Sean Dyche is still looking to strengthen his backline, whether he loses his valuable edge or not.

However, he will face stiff competition from the Premier League and will have to beat the club who are believed to be leading the race. The report reads: “Ipswich Town lead several Premier League rivals, including Everton and West Ham United, in the race for highly-rated Hull City star Jacob Greaves, TEAMtalk can exclusively reveal.”

Jacob Greaves has a very bright future

The claim that Greaves’ future is very bright is not controversial.

And whether he chooses to fulfill his potential at Hull City, Ipswich Town, Everton or elsewhere, there is a quiet resignation that great things are destined for this defender.

Being English and left-footed, he immediately has a unique profile, and flaunting his 6ft 4 frame explains where the Branthwaite comparisons come from.

However, playing under Liam Rosenior last season, he developed into a very different form to the defenders at Everton.

Dyche has learned to be calm and patient in the build-up, instead preferring a more direct route, insisting his centre-backs deliver accurate long balls that the striker struggles with.

But while Greaves maintained an 89 per cent passing accuracy in the Championship last season, he also threw in 2.3 long balls per game, more than Branthwaite’s Premier League average.

He would combine that with the toughness that helped Hull City concede 60 goals, the tenth worst in the division, and live up to the claims of his former boss Grant McCann, who claimed: “The lad is going to be special, it’s as simple as that .’

Hopefully, if Everton step up their efforts, Greaves will decide to fulfill his great potential at the Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium.

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