West Ham United have had a third bid rejected for Hull play maker Robert Snodgrass this afternoon, with the bid believed to be in the region of £6million, an increase of their previous bid of £1million.
It’s been no secret that in recent times David Sullivan has played hard ball with transfers at West Ham, so it doesn’t come as a shock to see him once more try to under-cut a player’s value by a significant margin.
Snodgrass has been ever present in a resurgent Hull side in previous weeks, scoring 7 goals in 19 games, adding 3 assists and a plethora of free kicks along the way. New manager Marcos Silva will want to do everything he can to keep his star player at the club, especially with a relegation battle looming.
Last week Silva told reporters;
“I’ve spoken to Robert about the situation and at this moment he is our player and a very important one for us.”
“There are clubs interested in him because he’s had a very good season but from our point of view I want him focused for the game.”
With Dimitri Payet seemingly on his way out of West Ham, replacing him with Robert Snodgrass might have been an ideal fit, specially with the Scotsman out-performing the French midfielder so far this season.
With only two weeks left to go in the January transfer window it’s unlikely we’ll re-enter the mark for Snodgrass again, however I can’t help but feel aggrieved that the board are unwilling to pay up for someone worth twice the money we’re offering now.
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