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West Brom Accept Hull Offer For Ireland Striker

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West Bromwich Albion have accepted an  undisclosed offer from Hull City for Ireland striker Shane Long.

The Tipperary native has six months left on his Hawthorns deal, plus  a year’s option in the club’s favour, and has been given permission to talk to  the Tigers, who have also signed Nikica Jelavic from Everton to partner the former Cork City star. 

A number of clubs including Southampton and Stoke City were believed to have been chasing Long but he now looks set to join Steve Bruce’s side where he will be united with Irish team mates Robbie Brady, David Meyler, Paul McShane and Stephen Quinn.

West Brom’s Sporting and Technical Director Richard Garlick said: “We  began talking to Shane about a new contract last Spring and, during the ongoing  negotiations, we made him two offers which would have significantly increased  his salary.

“However, despite our best endeavours, Shane has declined  to sign a new contract.

“Shane effectively only has 18 months left on his deal and  with him no closer to accepting our terms and then Hull making an acceptable  offer, we felt it was in the club’s best interests to accept the bid.”

Image courtesy of Mirror.co.uk

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