Zamora Opens Talks With Hull
Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is in talks with Hull City over a proposed £5million transfer. The fee has already been agreed but now Zamora must decide if he is prepared to move to the north of England for the first time in his career.
The 28 year old has been in Hull since Friday but Tigers boss Phil Brown says Zamora has been laid low by jet lag. He told BBC Radio Humberside: “Bobby landed on Friday afternoon and was suffering badly from jet lag so needed the weekend to rest.
“Hopefully Monday, Tuesday I’ll be sitting down with Bobby, bringing him up here and showing him round.”
Zamora is likely to find himself pushed down the pecking order at Craven Cottage by the return to fitness of Diomansy Kamara. However, despite scoring just two goals in 35 league appearances for Fulham, Zamora did manage 40 goals at former club West Ham United. He is also a former England Under-21 international, after impressing during a spell at Brighton & Hove Albion where he scored 77 goals in 130 appearances.
French defender Steven Mouyokolo is currently Hull’s only summer signing and manager Phil Brown will be keen to add more new faces to a squad that survived Premier League relegation by the narrowest of margins last season.
Former Charlton and Portsmouth winger Jerome Thomas is currently on trial at the club and Brown says he has made a good first impression.
“It’s quite positive, he’s certainly been impressive in terms of his wing play, impressive in the way he can go past a player and produce a cross or even a goal.
“They’re areas we want to improve on and the early signs are quite positive. We haven’t sat down to talk terms yet or where his future lies. It’s a case of him looking at us and us looking at him”, Brown added.