Jack Hobbs: Nottingham Forest 'agree' deal for Hull defender

Jack Hobbs celebrates scoring for Nottingham Forest against Derby County

Championship side Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Hull City to sign defender Jack Hobbs, according to Reds chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi.

Hobbs, 25, joined the Reds on a season-long loan in July, with a view to a permanent deal - which Tigers boss Steve Bruce says is "close to £1m".

The Forest chairman said on Twitter: "I am delighted that I have agreed a deal with Hull City's chairman for Jack."

Reading were also interested in Hobbs, who is out of contract in the summer.

Bruce said: "I think it's close to a £1m we've got for Jack. He's a really good lad and we wish him well for the future."

Earlier this week, Bruce said Hull had received a "substantial offer from Reading" and warned Forest to make a bid quickly.

Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside: "My job is to look after the interests of the club and if somebody is offering us a lot of money then we have to look at it.

"He has gone there [Forest] and done very well, but if they think they are going to get him for nothing, then we've got a decision to make."

The former Lincoln City, Liverpool and Leicester City defender, who was ruled out of action for around two weeks with a hamstring injury on Monday, has played 27 games while at the City Ground.

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