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Hull City Want This Proven Premier League Striker; A Good Move?

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Snehanjan Banerjee
Snehanjan used to a former columnist at The 4th Official. Fan of KK, Cricket and Liverpool (in no particular order).

Rickie Lambert joining Liverpool, the club he grew up cheering for, in 2014, was one of the most inspiring stories Premier League had ever seen. Once being deemed not being good enough by the Reds when he was a youngster, Lambert made his way to his dream club from the Football League and then Championship. It was never an easy ride for the talismanic forward but he proved that if you have the will, you will find the way.

Lambert’s happy days were short lived though, as he found it extremely hard to impress in a Liverpool shirt and was eventually transferred to West Brom after just one season at Anfield. The 34-year-old had another dismal season at the Hawthorns last time out having started only five of the 19 Premier League games he appeared in. Badly needing a move, Lambert has a golden opportunity to revive his career as Hull City are looking for the signature of the English international as per reports from The Hull Daily Mail.

Hull City have just two forwards right now in Abel Hernandez and Adama Diomande and both do not possess much experience in the Premier League. Although the duo fared really well against Leicester City in the season-opener, Hull City might regret their decision if they do not bring in another quality forward.

Lambert possesses immense experience in English football having played in the Football League, Championship and Premier League over the course of his long career. The 34-year-old had the best form of his life while playing for Southampton for five years. He played a key part in the Saints’ amazing journey from League One to the Premier League.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Rickie Lambert of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 21, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: Rickie Lambert of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on November 21, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The last two seasons has been disappointing for the English international but he hardly got his chance to impress. Lambert still remains a proven Premier League forward having scored 28 goals for Southampton in two seasons in the top tier of English football.

Lambert is an out and out target man and is a menace in the air. With a real venom in his shooting, he is known for his excellent direct free kicks and almost perfect penalty record. The 34-year-old is not only a proven goalscorer but he is someone who can create as well. During his two years at Southampton in the Premier League, Lambert not just scored as many as 28 goals but also notched 18 assists which is really impressive.

Aged 34, Lambert still has it in him to offer in the Premier League. With a quick forward like Abel Hernandez alongside him, the English international can be a decent player at the KC Stadium. He has a lot to prove and Hull will make a shrewd move of they offer the veteran Englishman that chance.

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