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Hull boss 'fuming' at transfer dealings

Long almost completed £5m move (©GettyImages)
Long almost completed £5m move (©GettyImages).

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is said to be furious after his club record £5m bid to sign Shane Long collapsed just 70 minutes before the end of the transfer window, report the Telegraph.

Bruce was left "fuming" after the club sanctioned £10,000 to help cover expenses to facilitate the move, including a private jet, only to see the move collapse just minutes before the transfer window closed. 

Shane Long, the West Brom forward, was set to break the Hull City Tigers transfer fee record until West Brom pulled the plug on the deal. Reports suggest that the Baggies called the deal off as they missed out on the signing of Romelu Lukaku, who instead opted to join Everton on a season-long loan.

Hull paid for a private jet to rush Long away from Ireland's team training camp in Dublin, before undergoing a medical at a hospital in Leeds. He was then driven to Hull's training ground in order to sign the necessary paperwork to complete the move. 

But having missed out on his target so late in the day, Bruce is said to be "furious" and the way in which West Brom handled the situation. Long is also said to disillusioned with life at the Hawthorns, where many considered him to be a key figure.

Fortunately for Hull, they did manage to bolster their attacking options by one on deadline day. Egyptian striker Gedo rejoined from Al Alhy on a season long-loan, having impressed in his spell with the club last season. He scored 5 goals in 12 appearances last season, helping Hull on their way to automatic promotion.

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Topics:
West Bromwich Albion
Steve Bruce
Hull City
Shane Long
Football
Premier League

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