Steve Bruce has admitted that left back Andrew Robertson could leave the club in the summer

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has admitted that left back Andrew Robertson could leave the club in the summer.

The highly rated left back is quoted by a number of clubs in the Premier league looking to take advantage of Hull’s relegation to the Championship. They are aware that Robertson is a great talent who is more than good enough to play in the top division and that he is likely to be unhappy at the prospect of playing in the Championship. This could see them get Robertson on a relatively cheap transfer fee, but Bruce is determined to sell him for a sizeable amount nonetheless.

The former Sunderland manager has valued the player at £ 30 million – the same as former Southampton left back Luke Shaw. The valuations for homegrown players like Robertson has shot up in recent years and it could go up once again after the Premier League revealed that they could tighten up the homegrown quota once again. After having signed him for just under £ 3 million, Hull City are ready to make a sizeable profit on their investment. Bruce has stated that Shaw had only limited Premier League experience but still brought in £ 30 million in transfer fees. He expects a similar return on Robertson.

“Luke Shaw went from Southampton to Manchester United after just one season in the top flight for £30m, and I rate Andy on a par with him as a young player with bags of ability and potential. We have already had calls from clubs asking to be kept informed about his situation, and it might become inevitable that he goes.I’ve heard people talking about it taking £12m to buy him. That would just about buy his right leg, and the boy is left-footed!” said Bruce ahead of the new season.