Robert Snodgrass move confirmed by Jack Sullivan:
robert snodgrass has signed for £10million. Our second signing for the window he has 7 goals and 3 assists in 20 PL games this year.— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) January 27, 2017
Sky Sports are reporting that Robert Snodgrass has met with West Ham today to discuss personal terms and have a medical. The playmaker has seemingly chosen West Ham over Burnley and Middlesbrough after both clubs had £10 million offers accepted by Hull City.
West Ham jumped into action with a fourth offer for the Scotsman after Burnley had a £10 million offer accepted on Wednesday. We matched this offer later that day and have seemingly hijacked the deal.
When Snodgrass was driving to Burnley and gets West Ham bid accepted. pic.twitter.com/Ubap1Otk2s— ⚒Matt_The_Hammer⚒ (@Mattfootymad) January 26, 2017
With the 29-year-old joining the club, fans finally have a signing to get excited about. Snodgrass has proved indispensable to his club this season and has assisted or scored 50% of Hull’s league goals this season.
From West Ham, only Michail Antonio’s 8 league goals surpass Snodgrass.
The Tigers had activated a year’s extension on the Scotsman contract and is due to expire in summer 2018. His coach, Marco Silva revealed to the media on Friday that their top scorer wants to leave:
"And as I told you, he hasn't trained with the team for the last 12 days and hasn't been available to play. The player, when he talked with me and with the club, said he wanted to leave. He made it clear to our chairman that he didn't want to stay at Hull City and the view is not with me, it's with our chairman to see if it's possible or not."
Snodgrass has not been in the Hull squad for their past two games, which speaks volumes.
The West Ham transfer policy has come under a lot of scrutiny this season but adding Snodgrass is a strong statement from the club. We are adding an established playmaker who will add goals to the midfield.
For comparison, this season Snodgrass has 7 goals, 3 assists; while Mesut Özil has two fewer goals and 4 assists. The Scotsman has quietly been putting in a better season than one of the most highly regarded players in the Premier League.
The Hammers will also be adding a proven set piece specialist who has scored free kicks against Burnley and Everton this season. Not to mention this beauty against The Irons in 2013, all is forgiven now, of course.