Everton set to lose out to Premier League rivals over Euro 2016 striker - report
By Will Butcher
Wales’ Euro 2016 star Hal Robson-Kanu looks set to snub Everton and join Premier League new-boys Hull, according to a report.
The 27-year-old has also been the subject of wide interest from abroad, with mega-rich Chinese Super League sides Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan said to be interested in offering the free agent a £100,000-a-week deal.
However, The Sun claim manager Steve Bruce looks to have won the race after meeting with the player’s father on Saturday.
The Welsh forward starred in France this summer as Wales reached the semi-finals, scoring against Slovakia and then against Belgium in the quarter-finals with a superb turn and finish.
The versatile forward became a free agent this summer, after allowing his contract at Reading to run out in an attempt to find a new club.
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The Tigers have offered Robson-Kanu a four-year deal according to the report, and Bruce confirmed he has made an approach.
“Do we intend to offer him a deal? Yes,” said Bruce. “I think Hal is a good age, has had a sort of rebirth if you like, of playing through the middle, because before that he has played wide most of the time.”
Everton manager Ronald Koeman was interested in signing Robson-Kanu, but will now have to look at other targets after also losing out on Graziano Pelle, who moved to China.
French striker Sebastian Haller has been linked, while Saido Berahino continues to be rumoured for a move to a whole host of Premier League clubs.
In the last domestic season Robson-Kanu grabbed five goals and seven assists in 35 appearances as Reading finished 17th in England’s second tier.
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