West Ham verify signing of Robert Snodgrass from Hull Metropolis for £10.2m
West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Robert Snodgrass for £10.2m from Hull Metropolis on a three-and-a-half 12 months contract.
The Scotland worldwide handed his medical on Friday on the London membership, having rejected curiosity from Middlesbrough and Burnley. Snodgrass missed Hull’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United on Thursday attributable to damage, though that didn’t stand in the best way of him passing the medical. Snodgrass turns into West Ham’s second signing of January switch window after defender José Fonte joined from Southampton for £8m.
“I’m delighted as a result of this can be a huge membership with nice custom,” mentioned Snodgrass, who is about to make his debut on Wednesday at dwelling to Manchester Metropolis. “That is the type of membership which speaks for itself, the followers who come right here and help week-in week-out and shifting to and promoting out this new stadium is terrific and I wish to be a part of it.
“The homeowners and the supervisor try to construct one thing right here and I simply can’t wait to get began,” added the 29-year-old. “I really feel this can be a membership with actual ambition, with the brand new stadium, nice gamers and a supervisor of his calibre at Premier League degree. The lads will say we need to be up within the prime half of final desk and repeat final 12 months, so it’s as much as us. The membership has had a number of good weeks with outcomes and if I can add to that, nice. I’m simply wanting ahead to assembly my new teammates and getting began.
“The traditions of the membership additionally attracted me and I spoke to Frank McAvennie, who offered the membership very well, which was nice,” mentioned Snodgrass. “Ray Stewart and Christian Dailly have been additionally right here, so if I can do in addition to Frank and the remainder that may be nice.”
Middlesbrough and Burnley had matched matching West Ham’s provide of £7.5m up entrance and a possible £2.5m in bonuses, however had been finally unable to safe the providers of a participant who has scored seven targets and recorded three assists in 20 appearances for Hull Metropolis this season. Snodgrass has arguably been Hull’s finest participant this season, and it stays to be seen how they’ll fare with out him, with the membership at present second from backside within the Premier League.
The arrival of Snodgrass at West Ham might lastly sign the departure of Dimitri Payet, with Marseille’s newest bid of £25m plus £3m in bonuses having been rejected by the London membership. Studies in France on Thursday steered Payet has already agreed private phrases on a contract value £100,000 per week – a £25,000 discount from his present wage.
West Ham’s move for the Brentford striker Scott Hogan has been on maintain since Payet knowledgeable the membership he needed to return to Marseille for private causes, with the Championship aspect holding out for a price of £15m for the previous Rochdale participant. It’s anticipated that shall be accomplished as soon as Payet leaves, with Rochdale due 30% of the price for the 24-year-old.