Transfer news: West Brom accept Hull City bid for striker Shane Long

Baggies have accepted undisclosed fee

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West Bromwich Albion have decided to accept an offer for their striker Shane Long.

Hull City have made an undisclosed offer for the Irish forward which the Midlands club have accepted.

Long has six months remaining on his current deal with the Baggies, with the option to extend for a further year, but he has been given permission to talk to Steve Bruce's side.

West Brom Sporting & 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.”