Bruce: No Aboubakar offer

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar to replace the departed Shane Long.

Last Updated: 21/08/14 at 07:35 Post Comment

Vincent Aboubakar: Hull City are considering a move for the Cameroon internation

Vincent Aboubakar: Hull City are considering a move for the Cameroon internation

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Tigers have been left short of attacking options after new signing Robert Snodgrass was ruled out for six months after dislocating his kneecap in the club’s 1-0 win over QPR.

Republic of Ireland international Long was signed by Premier League rivals Southampton for a fee of £12million just seven months after joining Hull in a £6.5m deal from West Bromwich Albion.

Aboubakar is a Cameroon striker who netted 16 goals in Ligue 1 last season, a total that was only bettered by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Bruce confirmed the 22-year-old was one of a number of players the club are considering as they look to bring in reinforcements before the transfer window closes.

"We haven't made an offer, no,” the Tigers boss revealed.

“We've had conversations but we've had conversations with between six and eight different clubs over six or eight different players. We're trying to add to the squad as we know we have to.

“We've lost two players in the last week, big players in Long in which we've gone on record as saying the offer was just too good to turn down.

“But we didn't envisage losing Snodgrass for six months which is a huge blow to us because he was brought in to give us that little bit of quality which we needed to the midfield area.

"It's been a huge blow over the weekend but hopefully we've got 10 to 11 days to bring in a replacement.

"Two or three offers went out yesterday and we'll see what materialise but I'm not going to tell you who."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

oved the article. i remember at school, after failing an exam, I would become obscenely secretly happy if I discover that others failed as well. Misery loves company...Now here is to hoping Chelsea joins the party and Stoke city wins the league...Cheers!

gabu
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

C

haos reached its ultimate reckoning last weekend with Tony Hibbert looking assured at left back and Osman looking like a cultured ball playing midfielder before busting a gut to get to the back post for a Samuel Eto'o ball. Different chaos but chaos. If Kone scores the winner tonight I fear the world will end.

jelasfirsttouch
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

A

beautiful demonstration of why stats mean diddly-squat in football.

cheshire-gooner
WhoScored's PL Team Of 2014 So Far...

Footer 365

Brandao jailed over headbutt on Motta

Brazilian striker Brandao jailed and fined 20,000 euros (£15,850) for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta.

Jack Wilshere has had ankle surgery and the Arsenal man will be out for around three months

Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere for around three months after the midfielder underwent ankle surgery.

International football: England up seven places in latest FIFA rankings

England have jumped seven places to 13th place in the latest FIFA rankings following a six-match winning run.

Mail Box

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property