Steve Bruce admits Andrew Robertson could leave Hull, but won't come cheap

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Steve Bruce says it 'may become inevitable' that Andrew Robertson will leave Hull.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has told the Daily Star that left back Andrew Robertson could leave the club this summer - but he will won't come cheap.

The Tigers suffered relegation on the final day of the Premier League season with a 0-0 draw against Manchester United, meaning manager Bruce could see some of his bigger name players leave the club this summer.

Left back Robertson is one of those players and is likely to be in demand despite injury problems this term, with the Scottish international showing his potential at the KC Stadium.

The 21-year-old arrived from Dundee United last summer, and is already attracting interest with the Birmingham Mail reporting that Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood wants to take Robertson to Villa Park as he bids to improve a defence which has leaked 11 goals in the last three games.

However, Bruce is hoping to keep Robertson on Humberside, and whilst he has admitted that Hull have already received calls, a deal won't come cheap.

Bruce has compared Robertson to England international Luke Shaw, who signed for Manchester United last summer - and Bruce believes that it would take over £12m to land Robertson, possibly up to £30m, the amount he claims United paid to sign Shaw a year ago.

"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," said Bruce.

"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!," he added.

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