West Ham United have completed the signing of the Scottish midfielder Robert Snodgrass from Hull City. Snodgrass completed the switch to the London side on a deal believed to be worth £7m initial fee which might go upto £10.2m including the add-ons.
The arrival of Snodgrass is the second major signing for West Ham in this transfer window after they announced the signing of Jose Fonte from Southampton. West Ham are desperately trying to get things back on track following their run of poor results and the Dimitri Payet transfer request story.
The Glasgow born winger is certainly no stranger to the English game having spent 5 years Leeds United before moving to Norwich City and then Hull City. The wingers performances have been impressive for the Tigers and was one of the key component of the Hull City side. Snodgrass has already impressed in this season having scored 7 goals and assisted 3 goals in a struggling Hull City side.
Snodgrass had made it clear to the new Hull City manager Marco Silva that he wanted to move away from the club in the transfer window. Snodgrass was under the radar of a few other Premier League clubs like Middlesbrough and Burnley. But West Ham beat the competition from the fellow interested clubs to attain the signature of the exciting Scottish winger.
West Ham United would be hoping to stitch together a strong finish to the season and would be hoping that the new additions would play a vital role in giving them the momentum needed to go forward. Snodgrass has expressed his delight in signing for the London based club and has expressed his and the club’s desire to finish in the top half and repeat last season’s impressive performances.
Snodgrass would be wearing the number 11 jersey for West Ham and could well make his Hammers debut in their midweek fixture against Manchester City.