Chinese clubs to rival Prem trio for Wales hero Robson-Kanu

Date published: Wednesday 13th July 2016 7:56 - James Marshment

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Two Chinese Super League clubs and one from Abu Dhabi have emerged as rivals to the three Premier League clubs who have all registered an interest in Wales’ Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu.

Both Beijing Guoan and Jiangsu Sunning are reportedly both willing to pay in the region of £5m per year to the striker, who is a free agent after he left Reading at the end of his contract this summer.

Middle East club Al Jazira Club are also in for Robson-Kanu, who caught the eye after scoring twice on Wales’ way to an hinstoric semi-final berth.

But despite the lucrative offers from abroad, Robson-Kanu is keen to play in the Premier League and his representatives will continue discussions in the next week with Watford, Hull and Swansea City, who have all been linked with the 27-year-old.

Hull manager Steve Bruce confirmed his interest in the player this week, saying: “We are booked in for talks with him and to see him in the next few days. Do we intend to offer him a deal? Yes.”

Bruce also stressed Hull will likely have to see off Premier League competition for the player and added: “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.

“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.”

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