McNamara eyes Robertson U-turn

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara admits he is hoping for a shock U-turn as he waits for young defender Andrew Robertson to complete his move to Hull City.

Last Updated: 28/07/14 at 12:56 Post Comment

Andrew Robertson: Expected to join Hull City from Dundee United

Andrew Robertson: Expected to join Hull City from Dundee United

More of the games that matter

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

The 20-year-old full-back, who is said to have attracted interest from a number of other Premier League clubs including West Ham and West Brom, is expected to join the Tigers for a fee reported to be in the region of £3million.

Robertson only joined from Queen’s Park last summer after being released from Celtic earlier in his career, but he soon took to life in the Scottish Premier League and impressed in his 36 appearances last season.

English football now appears to be the next step for Robertson and McNamara confirmed that the defender’s future is in his own hands ahead of meeting with Hull.

"Andrew’s going down to speak to them. The two clubs have agreed a fee so we’ll find out in the next couple of days whether it’s either a yes or no - hopefully it’s a no," he told the Daily Record.

"We’ll wait and see. It’s all down to Andrew and his family, the decision he makes. He’s got to speak about personal terms, his future.

"Selfishly, I hope he decides to stay another year but sometimes these things are out of your control."

Robertson caught the eye of Scotland boss Gordon Strachan, who handed him an international debut in March’s 1-0 win over Poland, while he also claimed the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award at the end of last season.

McNamara said: "It’s a fantastic story. A year ago he came in with his parents, playing part-time football.

"What’s happened to him up to now – bids of crazy money, Young Player of the Year, Scotland regular – it’s a great message to any young kid who has been rejected."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company