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Town Closing in on Hull Double Signing
Tuesday, 9th Jul 2024 09:11

Town look to be closing in on the double signing of Hull City pair Jaden Philogene and Jacob Greaves.

Reports last night indicated that Philogene is set to undergo a medical at Portman Road in the next couple of days, while Greaves is understood to already have been at the club for his ahead of the completion of the two deals.

Tigers owner Acun Ilicali says he expects the pair to join the Blues, telling the Hull Daily Mail: “Yes, Ipswich are the favourites now.”

They report that the deal is worth £40 million plus further significant top-ups, higher than previous suggestions that the move would be worth an initial £35 million to the Championship side.

Claims yesterday that Everton were frontrunners for Philogene’s signature were quickly dismissed by East Yorkshire sources. Crystal Palace are also believed to have agreed terms with the Tigers but with the player believed to have decided to join the Blues.

His former club Aston Villa, West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United had also been linked with the former England U21 international.

La Liga giants Barca were believed to be eyeing the forward with a view to a loan switch but Philogene subsequently confirmed he will be moving to the Premier League.

The 22-year-old, who has two years left on his Hull contract with the club having an option for another season, joined Aston Villa’s academy from the Pro:Direct Academy and spent spells on loan with Stoke and Cardiff City prior to making his £5 million switch to the MKM Stadium a year ago.

Cottingham-born Greaves, 23, the son of former Hull City and York City defender Mark Greaves, came through the ranks at his local club, spending time on loan with Cheltenham in 2019/20.

In 2023/24, his fourth campaign in the Tigers’ first team, he was was named in the EFL Championship Team of the Season and also carried off his club’s Player of the Year award. Everton and Tottenham have also been linked. Greaves is contracted to Hull until the summer of 2026 with the club having an option for a further year.

The pair look set to become Town's third and fourth senior additions of the summer following Omari Hutchinson and Ben Johnson.

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boroughblue added 09:12 - Jul 9


Cloddyseedbed added 09:16 - Jul 9
What a double signing if we can pull it off. I'm still worried about Philogene signing but what a statement by the club so far.

muccletonjoe added 09:17 - Jul 9
£40 million plus top ups ?

leagueonescum added 09:18 - Jul 9
We've been closing in for four days so I'll believe this when the contracts are signed. Would be great to have them both as the cohesion will still be there and will allow them to settle in quicker. Fantastic bit of business if we can get these two on board, I'm loving our new look club. Not phased by Liverpool at PR either, maybe I'm deluded but I'm enjoying it.

CaptainAhab added 09:24 - Jul 9
What a story!!

runningout added 09:31 - Jul 9
Hold on :-/

keighleyblue added 09:35 - Jul 9
Fantastic signings if they materialise. ITFC recruitment strategy is bold (no PL experience is still a worry) but if it pays off, could secure the future of this club for many years

PavlovsCat added 09:35 - Jul 9
I’ve friends & family in that part of the country and they rave about Philogene. He’s very much in the Hutchinson mould by all accounts, but plays predominantly on the left.

So no need to worry, Cloddyseedbed.

Bazza8564 added 09:37 - Jul 9
Fantastic! Great statement of intent. The cash is largely irrelevant on the basis income is 140m from sky alone. Bring on these two asap and let's then add more. We have and are losing around 8-9 and this is only 4 in, it means theres plenty more o come

ImAbeliever added 09:38 - Jul 9
How much dosh will be left?

Rimsy added 09:46 - Jul 9
Wow! Hope it gets over the line. Philogene will be awesome in our system, looks equally effective right across the pitch.

JackSwan added 09:49 - Jul 9
Guess I should finally buy that mug I've had my eye on for a while now, they might need that extra tenner.

victorysquad added 09:50 - Jul 9
The prospect of having Philogene and Hutch in the same team is mouth watering.

inghamspur added 09:53 - Jul 9
Now a keeper, midfielder and someone up top to compete with Hirst and we're looking in fairly good shape.

brittaniaman added 09:54 - Jul 9
We do not haft to shop at Poundland any more ?
Get this deal over the line and then the Goalkeeper situation ?

mflory1376 added 10:06 - Jul 9
According to sky his preferred destination is Everton

ajs83 added 10:19 - Jul 9
Various sources reporting that his preferred destination is Everton. Can anyone shed any light on this?

Linkboy13 added 10:39 - Jul 9
I'd be devastated if i was a Hull city season ticket holder . Although with 40 million in the bank they should be able to build a team that's challenging for the play offs i certainly hope so they were a very entertaining team last season. I don't think this season's championship is going to be anywhere near as strong as last season.

Reality_2021 added 12:03 - Jul 9
They report that the deal is worth £40 million plus further significant top-ups, higher than previous suggestions that the move would be worth an initial £35 million to the Championship side.

Surely you’re joking?

Ben Godfrey has gone to Atalanta for £10m. How are these transfers demanding this fee?

Flight_of_Shefki added 12:38 - Jul 9
I can't get over the sums of money we're dealing with here. Is this really our club?

Linkboy13 added 14:12 - Jul 9
I don't think people in sleepy Suffolk know what's involved being in the Premier league 20 million for a player what ever next surely we can't afford that sort of money on our budget.

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