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Monday 11 December 2017

Hull and West Brom agree on a fee for Shane Long - reports

Shane Long
Shane Long
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Shane Long admits that he could be on his way out of West Brom with reports that Hull have agreed a fee with the Baggies for the Republic of Ireland striker.

Even though Hull City are close to landing one striker in the transfer window, with the imminent arrival of Everton’s Nikica Jelavic, boss Steve Bruce is still keen on Long and hopes to complete a deal for the £6 million-rated player.

“We have to wait until we know if he is available and I'm sure we will find out in the next few days. I'm never privy to boardroom talk but the indications are that we might have a chance,” said Bruce.

And even though Long has said he is happy to stay at WBA for family reasons, he has conceded that the decision could be taken out of his hands if the Hawthorns club want to force through a sale.

“I have always said I'm happy and settled here and I've got family who like living in the area,” Long said.

“We will see what happens and what clubs come in and whether it's a good prospect for me but if West Brom want me to stay that's probably what I'll do. I suppose if a club doesn't want you, what's the point in staying?

“It's business at the end of the day and we've got a lot of options up front. If they do want to let me go we'll deal with that hurdle when it comes, but at the moment I'm a West Brom player and that's all I'm concentrating on.”

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