English Premiership

Hull City lining up Robson-Kanu bid

2016-07-13 19:36
Hal Robson-Kanu (Getty)

Cape Town - Steve Bruce has confirmed that newly promoted Hull City are set to initiate talks with Wales hero and free agent Hal Robson-Kanu.

The Tigers' return to the Premier League, after an absence of only one year, was sealed in May when they overcame Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final.

In an effort to bolster the club's attacking options ahead of their return to the English top flight, Bruce is looking to the scorer of one of the European Championship's best goals - Welsh forward Robson-Kanu.

"We are booked in for talks with him and to see him in the next few days," the 55-year-old told BBC. "Do we intend to offer him a deal? Yes."

The 27-year-old, who started out in the Arsenal youth academy, spent nine years at Reading where he struggled for regular first-team football, but his efforts at Euro 2016 have lifted Robson-Kanu's profile significantly.

"I think Hal is a good age, has had a sort of rebirth if you like, of playing through the middle, because before that he has played wide most of the time," Bruce continued.

"He is big, strong, powerful, quick and somebody who runs the other way, in football terms. I know we have got competition, so let's see what we can do."

Read more on:    hull city  |  english premiership  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

23 October 2016
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 14:30
Chelsea v Manchester United, Stamford Bridge 17:00
29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.