Hull join race for Dundee’s Robertson

Dundee United's Andrew Robertson
Dundee United's Andrew Robertson
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HULL CITY have entered the bidding for highly-rated Dundee United full-back Andrew Robertson.

The Tannadice outfit are being forced to fend off strong interest regarding in-demand Robertson, hot on the heels of the exit of Ryan Gauld to Sporting Lisbon

Bidding for Robertson, 20, has reached £1.75m, but United are holding out for substantially more before they’ll even consider selling.

West Ham, who have lodged the highest bid so far of £1.5m, West Brom and Southampton are also eyeing Robertson along with Hull.

Hull had been linked with a move for another full-back in Doncaster Rovers’ James Husband, but have distanced themselves from those reports, with Robertson having emerged as a more credible and genuine target.

Meanwhile, Norwich have confirmed that Robert Snodgrass’ club-record move to the Tigers did not hinge on a final pay-off from the Canaries.

The former Leeds United winger completed his protracted move to East Yorkshire earlier this week for a fee in the region of £8m, with a perceived delay prompting speculation in Norfolk that the switch could be in doubt due to a contractual issue.

But Canaries boss Neil Adams have clarified matters, saying: “Some players it has to be said will look to chase moves elsewhere.

“He (Snodgrass) wasn’t like that and you saw in his performances what he was all about and the type of character he was.

“We didn’t have to sell anyone but the finances were strongly in our favour. Robert was an excellent player and certainly one we didn’t want to lose. He would have been ideal for us, but football is football and it is a good deal for the club.

“In terms of Robert he was great for me in those games at the end of the season and I wish him all the very best.”

After signing Snodgrass, Hull manager Steve Bruce is also hoping to tie up deals for Blackpool winger Tom Ince and Spurs defender Michael Dawson.