Burnley in the hunt for Tigers' Robertson

30 January 2017 03:07

Burnley are understood to have tabled a £10 million pounds bid to try and capture the Hull City 22 year Scottish international left back Andrew Robertson and reports are coming in from Humbersise that the Tigers have already accepted the bid.

It  is almost inconceivable that a team who are struggling to maintain a grip on their place in the top flight of English football would even consider selling another important part of their first team squad but it seems that Hull boss Marco Silva has sanctioned the Robertson sale to Burnley.

Jake Livermore has already departed to West Bromwich Albion, Robert Snodgrass was signed by West Ham United to replace the Marseille bound Dimitri Payet and Andy Robertson looks all set to head west and join Sean Dyche at Turf Moor.

With only hours remaining of the January transfer window, it is hard for an outsider looking in to establish whether the Hull owner Assem Allam is in the process of emergency rebuilding his struggling Premier League outfit or engaging in plain old asset stripping.

Livermore and Snodgrass are reported to have been sold for fees in the region of £10 million pounds and the Clarets are believed to have tabled a similar amount to snatch Robertson.

Even with thirty million pounds at his disposal, Hull stand in Head Coach Marco Silva has a major job on his hands to get three or four new players in through the door at the KFC Stadium before 2300 hours on Tuesday evening.

Sean Dyche is also understood to be still keen on signing Norwich City's Robbie Brady, but Canaries' boss Alex Neil is awaiting confirmation of the signing of a new left back before allowing Brady to head north to Burnley.

If Burnley are successful in capturing both Brady and Robertson, it would seem that the Clarets' ever consistent Republic of Ireland left back Stephen Ward is under serious threat to retain his place in the Burnley starting eleven.

It looks like being a very interesting final few hours at Turf Moor as the transfer deadline approaches. Jim White will no doubt be now stocking up on his choice of throat lozenges, as he prepares for the final countdown? (TEC).

Source: DSG