Hull City in talks to land Holland under-21s defender Jordy de Wijs

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Hull City in talks to land Holland under-21s defender Jordy de Wijs

Hull City are in advanced talks with Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven over a deal to sign centre-back Jordy de Wijs.

City boss Nigel Adkins is in growing need of defensive numbers ahead of the new Championship season and is understood to have turned his attentions to former Holland under-21s international De Wijs.

The 23-year-old has been made available for transfer this summer following two spells on loan with Excelsior and a move to English football is known to appeal.

Negotiations are ongoing between City and PSV but there is hope the proposed move could be completed ahead of the Tigers’ warm-weather training camp in Portugal beginning on Sunday.

Angus MacDonald and Ondrej Mazuch are City’s only two recognised central defenders at present after the summer exits of Michael Dawson, Michael Hector and Fikayo Tomori.



Joel Asoro of Sunderland (L) is challenged by Jordy De Wijs of PSV during the Premier League International Cup match on December 23, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Joel Asoro of Sunderland (L) is challenged by Jordy De Wijs of PSV during the Premier League International Cup match on December 23, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

Adkins has previously attempted to plug the gaps by moving for Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre only to see the SPL demand £1m for a defender that City only bid £250,000 for.

Free agent Nedum Onuoha, who left QPR last month, was also offered a deal at the KCOM Stadium but the chances of that being accepted have faded in the last two weeks.

Although De Wijs would arrive as a stranger to the Championship, City’s scouting team have noted the youngster’s potential.

A total of 34 appearances in the Eredivisie, Holland’s top-flight, came on loan with Excelsior and Italian club Perugia have also been credited with an interest.

Eric Lichaj, signed from Nottingham Forest, remains City’s only summer signing ahead of the Championship season starting in a month.

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