Report: Hull City want PSV defender Jordy de Wijs

Hull's head coach Nigel Adkins looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Brentford at KCOM Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Hull, England.

A Dutch U21 international could be on his way to the Championship, with Hull City reportedly targeting Jordy de Wijs of Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven.

Jordy De Wijs of PSV Eindhoven applauds his team's fans at the end of the UEFA Champions League match between Club Atletico de Madrid and PSV Eindhoven at Vicente Calderon Stadium on...

Hull City finding a replacement for the influential Michael Dawson is certainly easier said than done.

The veteran centre-back returned to former club Nottingham Forest upon the expiry of his contract, and his departure leaves a massive hole in Nigel Adkins’ back line. But could the void be filled by a 23-year-old Eredivisie player?

According to Voetbal International, Jordy de Wijs dreams of playing in England and Hull could make his wish come true.

Atletico Madrid's French forward Kevin Gameiro (R) vies with PSV Eindhoven's defender  Jordy De Wijs during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs PSV...

The 23-year-old PSV centre-back, who played 19 games on loan at Excelsior in 2017/18, is understood to have emerged as a target for the Humberside club after a move to Serie B outfit Perugia hit the buffers.

It is claimed that Perugia, who are managed by the legendary Italian defender Alessandro Nesta, had hoped to sign De Wijs but have failed to come to an agreement, opening the door for Hull to swoop for the Dutch U21 international.

Alessandro Nesta of  AC Milan celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and AC Milan at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on October 25, 2009...

De Wijs is an old-school defender renowned for his strength in the air and his willingness to put his body on the line for the cause. That sort of commitment could come in handy in a Hull side who conceded 70 goals in the Championship last season and ended the campaign in 18th place.

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