Hartlepool United have reached a deal to sign Rotherham United defender Jake Hull, Football initiate understand.
The center-back, 20, has risen through the ranks at the South Yorkshire club and they have given the green light for a loan to speed up his development.
A recruiting source said Football initiate that Hartlepool has repelled the interest of several other League Two clubs to loan Hull until the end of the season.
The agreement has been concluded in principle and is expected to be finalized soon.
The defender has been loaned to non-league clubs Matlock and Guiseley, but is now set to take his first steps in the quest for Football League first-team action.
Hull made 19 appearances for Guiseley in the first half of this season before returning to New York Stadium earlier this month.
The Sheffield-born defender was also featured in the EFL Trophy for Rotherham this term, scoring twice and keeping two clean sheets as the Millers advanced to the second round.
Hull signed professional mandates with the Yorkshire club in August 2020 after impressing on his youth scholarship.
However, he has yet to make the league competition for the League One team.
Hartlepool sits 16th in League 2 and is looking to beef up his defense in an attempt to avoid dropping out of the Football League.
Graeme Lee’s side have won just one of their last five league games.
The County Durham club face the Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
In other news, Hartlepool United have agreed to sign a non-league goal machine.