Walsall agree fee for Macclesfield ace Jules

Czech' Republic forward Martin Graiciar (R) vies with Scotland's defender Zak Jules during the Under 21 international football third place match Czech Republic vs Scotland at the de Lattre-...

HITC Sport understands Walsall have agreed a deal to sign Macclesfield defender Zak Jules.

Zak Jules of Macclesfield Town in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Macclesfield Town at PTS Academy Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Northampton, United...Zak Jules in action for Macclesfield Town 

Walsall have had a bid accepted by Macceslfield for highly-rated defender Zak Jules, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Jules impressed last season at Macclesfield, playing a key role in the club's successful survival fight in League Two.

 

The 22-year-old only joined Macclesfield last January after leaving Shrewsbury, but he established himself as an instrumental figure in Sol Campbell's side.

Jules' performances alerted a number of Championship and League One clubs, but Walsall have moved quickly to agree a deal to sign the Scotland Under-21 international. 

Zak Jules of Macclesfield Town clears the ball as Junior Morias of Northampton Town appeals for hand ball during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Macclesfield Town...

Walsall are set to offer Jules a two-year deal to make the move to Banks's Stadium, as new boss Darrell Clarke looks to build a squad capable of winning promotion back to League One at the first time of asking.

Jules began his career at Reading, but never made a first-team appearance for the Royals and had spells at Motherwell, Shrewsbury, Chesterfield, Port Vale and Barnet before moving to Macclesfield.

Losing Jules will come as a big blow for Campbell as he aims to build on his success from last season.

Sol Campbell is presented as the new manager of Macclesfield Town during a press conference at Moss Rose Ground on November 29, 2018 in Macclesfield, England.

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