Reports tonight that Shane Long is on his way to Southampton for a big fee
Sky Sports News' Jim White wouldn't lie to us, would he?
If it comes to pass, this move never once appeared in any football rumour mill, which is nothing short of a miracle itself.
According to Sky Sports News' Jim White (we know it is Sky Sports HQ now but we're not ready for that just yet) Shane Long is on the move again.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) August 12, 2014
Long only landed at Hull in January, for a fee reported to be up to £7m, so a figure of £12m is a big jump in just six months. Still, the Saints are cash rich and desperate so perhaps Steve Bruce thinks it is worth cashing in on the Irish striker.
As long as the striker is playing consistently, and well, it is good news for Ireland and Ronald Koeman would be a hell of a guy to work for. If it comes to pass, we wish Shane all the best