Cumbrians rejoin Green race

Last updated : 08 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

Green is currently on-loan at Hull and Tigers’ boss Peter Taylor is keen to clinch his signature on a permanent contract.

Hull have already made a £150,000 offer for 21-year-old, but negotiations have stalled over Newcastle’s demand for a 50% sell on clause.

Green had a loan spell at Brunton Park last season, scoring three times in 16 games, and now that they have come out of administration Cumbrians boss Roddy Collins is keen to have him back, permanently.

"Anything Hull offer Newcastle and Stuart Green, we will match," said Collins.

"Stuart Green is a true Blue and he said during the summer he would love to play for Carlisle.

"If it wasn't for circumstances last season, he would still be at the club. We can't do anything until January because of the transfer window but, when he is available, we want him.

"I've never stopped wanting him and he would be a huge part of my plans. We would build the whole team around a player like him."

Meanwhile Taylor hasn’t given up hope of Green joining the Tigers long term, commenting: "I really rate Stuart as I think he is a really exciting player and an exciting prospect.

"We have had our problems with the deal and we are trying to sort things out. I would like it resolved as quickly as possible."

Green is a native Cumbrian and is reportedly a Carlisle United fan so a move to Brunton Park may prove to be attractive, but with the Cumbrians struggling to avoid relegation to the Conference he may feel that a move to Humberside will be better for his career.

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