Hull City looking to African star to replace Shane Long

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce has revealed that his side have had conversations with Vincent Aboubakar over a potential move. The Cameroon international has been identified as a potential replacement for Shane Long who left the Tigers to join Southampton last week.

According to Sky Sports, Bruce has held talks with a number of club and strikers in a bid to replace his depleted attacking options; “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.”

Aboubakar has been highlighted as a target and quite rightly, the 22-year-old striker bagged 16 goals in the French league last season, only to be bettered by one Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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By Oliver Baines | August 21st, 2014