The BBC report that Burnley have had a transfer offer in the region of £10 million accepted for West Ham target, Robert Snodgrass. The Hammers have so far made three bids for Hull’s top scorer, all have been rejected, most recently a £6 million offer, last week.
Snodgrass has been indispensable to The Tigers this season, but missed Sunday’s 0-2 loss to Chelsea, due to “a small injury in the knee”, according to manager Marco Silva. The Scotland international has assisted or scored 50% of Hull’s league goals this season, but Silva stated before the match, it was “impossible for him to stay”.
1 - Robert Snodgrass has the most goals (7), assists (3), chances created (45) & shots (39) for Hull City in the league this season. Vital.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 25, 2017
With the loss of their talisman, all but confirmed, it will likely take a miracle for Hull to avoid relegation this season. They currently sit second-bottom of the Premier League, two points from safety, but lack creativity without Snodgrass, illustrated by Sunday’s game.
In December, Hull triggered a year’s extension on Snodgrass’ deal, which would keep the midfielder under contract until the end of the 2017/18.
On Monday, The Telegraph reported that West Ham were preparing to make a fourth bid of £8 million, plus add-ons, Burnley’s accepted offer could see this figure rise. Middlesbrough are also keen to sign Snodgrass and look likely to make their own offer to sign the 29-year-old. The race is on!
A move to Burnley far from a formality. Both West Ham and Middlesbrough still have a keen interest in Snodgrass.— Philip Buckingham (@PJBuckingham) January 25, 2017
We will keep an eye on this story as it develops. Fingers crossed that the Scotsman can be lured to London Stadium. The club would be in sore need for midfield creativity if Dimitri Payet were to leave in the January transfer window