News West Ham Forward To Cardiff A Done Deal

Having splashed out just over £10 Million of the transfer money received from the sale of Dimitri Payet on buying Scottish International Robert Snodgrass from Hull City, West Ham will be looking to recoup as much money as possible for the player who was sent out on loan to Aston Villa last season. Villa's failure to make the promised land that is the Premier League by being beaten in the play off final by Fulham means that they are no longer able to afford players like Snodgrass even on loan due to Financial Fair Play rules as they are now approaching their final year of parachute payments.

While Aston Villa are left to deal with the disappointment of another year in the Championship, newly promoted Cardiff City under the management of 'old foe' Neil Warnock who has worked with Snodgrass before, seem to be showing an interest in the 30 year old winger/forward who arrived at the London Stadium in the 'January Sales' and was never able to recreate the form that had made him Hull's best player and captain, he endured a miserable time with the club while Slaven Bilic was manager and was farmed out on loan for the next season, but not before there was the venting of a lot of bad blood both ways on behalf of the Hammers' hierarchy and the player himself, ultimately ending in a situation where a return to West Ham United was all but impossible.

Some will say Snodgrass was never given a fair crack of the whip and that he was played out of position by Slaven Billic, others would say he looked at least a yard of the pace and that the move from the small goldfish pond that was Hull City to the Big Ocean that is West Ham was just too much for him to cope with, it is believed he also found living away from his young family very difficult, which beggars the question why move in the first place? It couldn't have been for the money from Snodgrass' point of view, it was probably more a question of Hull grabbing what they could for one of their few assets while they were still able to do so!

Good luck Robert, you and Neil deserve each other. - Ed

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never a truer word spoken in jest....

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boogerscaravan's picture

Apparently Warnock was surprised he could get Snodgrass, however due to having no eyebrows. Nobody could tell.....!

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Rumour has it that Pellegrini was mugged at gunpoint in Chile. His wallet was stolen. Thankfully, he is okay and has not been harmed.

I think that he had the Pounds 75 Million in that wallet. So there is a legitimate excuse if we do not get players worth that full amount. The sale of Snodgrass will help the cause for some of the promises.

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nevillenixon's picture

funnily enough a darrenesque article about the same event is due shortly!

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Dicks is the man's picture

that was one hell of a big wallet.

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Dicks is the man's picture

'Give to me your wallet amigo'. 'hold on, having a bit of trouble getting it out of my jeans..'

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asheshammer's picture

Avram Grant. Not exactly a favourite manager, but seems to be a plain truth -- why would he say it now, otherwise? Net £7M spend the last two seasons at West Ham.

I think what Pellegrini had in his wallet was the transfer targets list: wilshire, fellaini, johnstone, mcnair, jansson. If you've never heard of some of those, there's a reason.

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asheshammer's picture

Good signing. Area of need. Bargain deal when you take into account that we'll get something for Byram. Still need big improvements at several positions.

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Apparently just two weeks after he was hired, Pellegrini is at odds with the two David's over the new signings:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/new-west-ham-boss-manuel-12...

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asheshammer's picture

but they actually said £7.5M. But seriously, doesn't it suck that he has to put up with the penny pinching mob that moved us "to the next level"? David Sullivan reminds me of those people whose vices lead them to some impending predicament, whereupon they undertake the most sincere pledges to reform, but who, once the danger is past, revert immediately to the behaviours that got them there in the first place. He's only just escaped relegation and revolt and he's already back to his penny-pinching ways.

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