Shane Long has completed his transfer from Hull to Southampton after just six months at the KC Stadium.
Yet he cost £12 million for Ronald Koeman to add to his side. This after Long cost Hull somewhere between £4-7m in January.
He then proceeded to score four goals in 15 appearances. Hardly form that commands the attention of top clubs but The Saints have forked out a fee that doesn’t add up.
Long is a hard worker, industrious up front, but ultimately you want someone who knows how to find the back of the net with regularity and he’s only scored 28 goals in 146 league appearances.
Then again, Southampton will probably sell him for £30m next season. O ye of little faith…
Ronald Koeman is currently undergoing a medical at Southampton after agreeing to spend £12.5million on Shane Long! pic.twitter.com/Xm8xktQLVD
— Pie Sports Booze (@piesportsbooze) August 13, 2014
If a Diet Coke and a Kinder Bueno is worth €2.54 these days, then Shane Long is easily worth 12million.
— Paul Fennessy (@fenno21) August 14, 2014
Shane Long has scored 28 goals in 146 games in the Premier League. £12million. — Coral (@Coral) August 14, 2014
Daniel Sturridge £12 million Shane Long £12 million We got an absolute bargain.
— Jonathan Murphy (@jonnymurphy23) August 14, 2014
The 27-year-old striker scored four goals in 15 appearances for the Tigers following his switch from West Brom last season #UTT
— Hull City Official (@HullCity) August 14, 2014
Shane (££££) Long signs for Southampton for a mere 12 Million… What is wrong with football these days? — Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 14, 2014
Those Shane Long seasonal goal totals in the PL: two, three, eight, eight, seven.
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) August 14, 2014
Shane Long has amassed transfer fees close to £20m in his career so far. He scored 4 in 15 for Hull. “Works hard” though. — Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) August 14, 2014