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Hull bid for Long accepted

16 January 2014 10:48

West Brom have accepted an undisclosed offer from Hull City for striker Shane Long, it was confirmed on Thursday.

The 26-year-old has long been a target for KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce, with the club having narrowly missed out on the striker on the final day of the last transfer window.

But Bruce is now a step closer to signing the Irishman, as he confirmed that the player had arrived in Hull for a medical.

"Shane Long is having a medical as we speak," Bruce said on Thursday.

"Hopefully we will be able to announce something later today or tomorrow morning."

And West Brom sporting and technical director Richard Garlick admitting a deal would be "in the best interests" of the Midlands club.

"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," he said.

"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."

Long - capped 42 times by the Republic of Ireland - has scored 22 goals in 87 appearances since signing for West Brom from Reading in 2011.

Meanwhile, Hull have confirmed that on-loan striker Gedo has left the KC Stadium to return to parent club Al Ahly.

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