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Long admits he could leave West Brom

The Ireland striker has yet to agree a new contract with the Baggies and says he would have to give consideration if the right move came along.

Long has yet to score this season.
Long has yet to score this season.
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IRELAND STRIKER SHANE Long has admitted that his future at West Brom remains uncertain.

The 26-year-old striker, who joined the Baggies from Reading in 2011, narrowly missed out on a move to Hull City on deadline day after the clubs had agreed a fee and is out-of-contract in nine months.

And while the Tipperary native claims he is happy at the club, he added that he could be open to a move as discussions over a new deal are “up in the air”.

“I don’t want to go anywhere but time is running out on my contract and, if an opportunity comes along that is right for me and my family, I will have to take a look at it,” Long told Express and Star.

It’s still all up in the air. Nothing is concrete at the moment. There was one offer in March or April and ever since then it’s gone quiet, so I am biding my time and seeing what they come back with.”

For the time being, Long is keen to get back into the team after losing his place and score his first goal of the season.

“I will let that take care of itself and try to get minutes on the pitch, score goals and get my way back into the starting XI.”

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