The Polish international defender joined us in January 2023 from Italian side Spezia, having been part of the national team squad at the 2022 FIFA World Cup the previous month.
Jakub spent his youth career at Polish club GKS Tychy and then in Belgium with Anderlecht before moving to Slovakian side FK Zeleziarne Podbrezova as an 18-year-old.
After spending a season there, Jakub moved to MSK Zilina where he made 46 appearances. During his two seasons with the Slovakian club, he helped them to a runners-up finish in the league in his first campaign, and the Slovakian Cup final the following year.
His strong performances resulted in a move to Spezia in August 2021, where he became a regular in the starting line-up. Impressive displays in Serie A led to a first international call-up in June 2022, when Jakub made his full international debut during a Nations League draw against the Netherlands.
In Qatar, he would play every minute of Poland's campaign, which brought clean sheets in their opening two matches against Mexico and Saudi Arabia as he helped his nation reach the last 16 for the first time in 36 years.