Hull City are said to be in pole position to sign former Gillingham striker, Tom Eaves according to The Sun’s Tom Barclay.
The word I'm hearing is Hull for Tom Eaves
— Tom Barclay (@TomBarclay_) July 10, 2019
Eaves has been a free agent since he left Gillingham at the end of last season, after his contract expired with the League One side.
The 27-year-old released a statement on Wednesday stating that he was leaving the club, and issued a heartwarming message to the Gillingham supporters.
The forward was hugely impressive for the Gills as well, as he scored 21 goals to keep them clear of the relegation zone for much of the season.
He’ll leave a sizeable void in attack for the League One outfit, and clearly has an eye on a move elsewhere before the new season gets underway in August.
Hull seem as though they are edging closer to reaching an agreement with the forward, and they’ll be keen to get this deal over the line at the earliest of opportunities, as other clubs are likely to be interesting in landing his signature.
The Tigers don’t have much strength in depth, so if they were to sign Eaves, then it would resolve a problem position for Grant McCann’s side.
The Hull boss has only been in the job for less than a month and he’ll be hoping to make new signings to his squad so that they can build on the impressive performances last season.
This could turn out to be a shrewd bit of business by the Tigers if they pull it off.
Eaves has already shown that he can score goals at League One level, and would be more than deserving of a move to the Championship ahead of the new season.
If he can build on the impressive performances we’ve seen from him in last year’s campaign, then Hull will have a reliable goalscorer on their hands.