Hull City lining up Robson-Kanu bid

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Steve Bruce has confirmed that newly promoted Hull City are set to initiate talks with Wales hero and free agent Hal Robson-Kanu.

The Tigers' return to the Premier League, after an absence of only one year, was sealed in May when they overcame Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final.

In an effort to bolster the club's attacking options ahead of their return to the English top flight, Bruce is looking to the scorer of one of the European Championship's best goals – Welsh forward Robson-Kanu.

"We are booked in for talks with him and to see him in the next few days," the 55-year-old told BBC. "Do we intend to offer him a deal? Yes."

The 27-year-old, who started out in the Arsenal youth academy, spent nine years at Reading where he struggled for regular first-team football, but his efforts at Euro 2016 have lifted Robson-Kanu's profile significantly.

"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," Bruce continued.

"He is big, strong, powerful, quick and somebody who runs the other way, in football terms. I know we have got competition, so let's see what we can do."