Snodgrass To Snub Burnely As He Chooses West Ham United

West Ham United appear to have stolen a march on fellow Barclays Premier League club Burnley by matching their bid for Hull City's top scorer Robert Snodgrass, Burnley had an offer accepted on Wednesday and, while both are believed to be in the region of £10 million, West Ham is believed to be the preferred destination for the player who has told friends and family how much he is looking forward to playing at The London Stadium. Hull, who are 19th in the Premier League, rejected a bid from the Hammers earlier this month for the 29 year old Scotland midfielder who has scored seven Premier League goals this season. The Tigers say the move is now down to the player and he has not yet gone for a medical at Burnley, Hull previously rejected an offer of around £6 million from West Ham for Snodgrass, who missed Sunday's 2 0 defeat at Chelsea with what manager Marco Silva described as "a small injury in the knee". Silva is reluctant to part with Snodgrass, having already sold midfielder Jake Livermore to West Brom for an undisclosed fee. Snodgrass has been linked with a move since December before Hull triggered a one-year contract extension tying him to the club until the end of the 2017-18 season. The potential arrival of Snodgrass seems to be following a fairly unique solution to the "who replaces Payet?" syndrome, namely no one can! So the next best thing is to bring in two or three players to fill the void, it doesn't work with out and out strikers, but attacking midfield is a different matter. Hot on the heals of Fonte's arrival from Southampton ( OK not a midfielder but read on) Snodgrass brings Premier League experience to the table, a vital element for a January transfer arrival, players from other countries rarely are able to adapt to the furious pace and more often than not fall by the way side. Another Payet replacement player tipped to arrive either this window or the next is Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson, he would be an ideal fit and advanced talks have taken place, however City's new boss Paul Clement is reluctant to let his star player go while trying to steer his club out of the relegation battle. Who knows, Sigurdsson + Snodgrass + Fonte = Payet replacement? - Ed

Share

Comments

Dicks is the man's picture

sounds like Hull masterminded this all along. keep us waiting….then call up burnley and tell them to make a pretend 10 mill bid that they will accept…..and panic stations we have to match it.

up
12 users have voted.
burkie's picture

That's bordering on sycotic dicksy

up
10 users have voted.
boogerscaravan's picture

Snodgrass is proven quality and a very studious addition to the squad...

up
12 users have voted.
Dicks is the man's picture

Fonte is payet replacement. you just watch the man do those step overs and back heels and then curl in free kicks….

up
11 users have voted.
Dicks is the man's picture

if its a trio to replace payet lets hope it works out better than when we sold ferdinand and Arry bought in dailly, riverboat song and titties camara.

up
13 users have voted.
burkie's picture

Lol

up
11 users have voted.

Boro in the running stil...

up
9 users have voted.

Do I think he is worth £10mill? Probably not. Do I think the price is about right for a player of his ability? Allowing for inflation, yeah it's about right do I think he will be a good signing? Time will only tell. But what I will say he will I believe add some bight and fight to the side. And he can whip in a cross and take a free kick. The point that will prove whether or not this will be a successful transfer of not is whether he can step up to the next level by playing for West Ham. With all due respect to hull, it is easier to stand out in a struggling side far harder to star in a team with far more quality. It could be easy to say that if we were flying would we need snodgrass. Well in the future maybe not but even top quality sides need players who role up theirs sleeves and do a shift forif you can't win the ball and are not willing to fight for the right to win football matches you lose. I believe snodgrass will give us that fight. And he can play.

up
11 users have voted.

What does 10 mill get you nowadays??if zaza had one decent game for us we would probably have signed him permanently!!20 mill he would have cost,so for me snodgrass would be a good signing....
not only that- what if big andy gets injured again,or feghouli goes to roma...snoddy scores goals,worth a punt imo!!

up
12 users have voted.
cast iron's picture

Glad to see us (possibly) get Snodgrass watched Sky and they said that Hull had accepted a bid from Burnley on reflection looks like they forced West Hams board to make a Decision perhaps Brentford should do the same thing I'm fed up with all this friggin about, then we can get Snograss and Hogan etc in for a bit of training before we play man city. One things for sure we could do with another striker because if Carrol should go off injured for 2 months we have no cover for him and Snodgrass is not a central striker. With 28 points perhaps the board are thinking we should pick up 10 or 12 points and maybe they will play the youngsters and give them some premier experience, although I heard that Oxford is going to Rangers on loan

up
9 users have voted.
Dicks is the man's picture

im baffled by this oxford thing. he signed a new contract recently but still seems nowhere near bilic's plans.

up
12 users have voted.

I'm not critiscising the snodgrass signing but do we really need another wing man when we should have other priorities? Personally I'd like to keep feghouli and Lanzini as wide men (not wingers) and Antonio going through the middle like we have been doing. Why would we change it now we look better going forward. Unless he is seen as back up.

up
11 users have voted.
Dicks is the man's picture

but of course we need other options. i also believe snoddy can play more central. I'm not convinced by feghouli yet anyway.

up
11 users have voted.

Oxford in advanced talks to go on loan to Rangers....not sure if thats a wise move??

up
11 users have voted.
burkie's picture

I know ,the catholics will kick up a stink

up
11 users have voted.

©Copyright WestHamFans.org 2001-2017