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Hull City On Verge of Signing West Brom Striker Shane Long for £5million

shane long Hull City On Verge of Signing West Brom Striker Shane Long for £5million

Hull City are on the verge of signing West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long on a £5million deal, according to reports in the British media tonight.

The unsettled Irish striker could finally complete the transfer to Steve Bruce’s side after the same move on deadline day in the summer transfer window was scuttled.  The Tigers will pay £5million for the Republic of Ireland striker who will undergo a physical on Thursday. Long has played 85 games for the Baggies, netting 22 goals since he was transferred from Reading during the 2011 summer window.

This season, Long has made 14 Premier League appearances, scoring three times. The striker was a key part of West Brom’s eighth place finish last season under Steve Clarke but is out of contract this summer.

While the Baggies have an option to extend Long’s contract by one year, West Brom have agreed to sell the player now.

Editor’s note: For the latest WBA news, analysis and opinion, visit the West Bromwich Albion team page.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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