Hammers ready to let £8 million man go


snoddy5West Ham are ready to offload Robert Snodgrass this summer after the Scot disappointed big time in the second half of the season following his arrival from Hull.

The club believes it can its money back on the winger who is understood to have cost £8 million when arriving at the club following Dimitri Payet’s departure from the London Stadium.

And interestingly even the bookmakers have picked up on the possibility and are quoting  Southampton, West Brom and Brighton and Hove Albion as possible destinations with the newly promoted outfit as favourites.

Snodgrass regularly disappointed following his transfer – never reproducing anything close to the form that made him a target in the first place.

He failed to find the back of the net during his 15 Premier League appearances for the Hammers after emerging as Hull’s top scorer.

We were told: “It’s early days but we expect to be moving some in and out. We have players who we paid money for recently for whom we may be ready to consider offers.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Mr Buddy Lurve says:

    Here’s an idea. How about we pocket £8m for this guy, and give Martin Samuelson his chance? Put the £8m towards a quality front man. How about we cash in on Havard Nordtveit as well, and give Cullen, Burke or Oxford his place in the squad instead?

    It’s galling that we call ourselves ‘The Academy Of Football’, resting on past accomplishments like Ferdinand, Carrick and Cole – a bygone era of players – when Southampton quietly go about their business producing quality young player after quality young player; regularly finish around or above us and make a shedload of money when they inevitably move on to Liverpool, Man Utd or Arsenal…

    When are we going to give these guys a chance, rather than trying to buy instant success with journeymen that don’t give a hoot about what our club is all about?

    • EastHam says:

      Brilliantly put! I have no problem with us going out getting very good talented players who bring us to different levels but when we clog up spaces in the sqad with average journey men players like nordveit, feghouli, arbeloa, snodgrass etc it really angers me. I would much rather, and don’t think it would hinder us, if we used our young talented players from the academy and u 23’s as the cover plsyers for injuries. We have some potential stars in our u 23’s and they may never reach there potential with us because we are playing nothing players instead who have ”experience”.

  • WakeTheWolf says:

    Thank god for that.
    I’m all about giving people time, but this geezer… shouldn’t have been bought in the first place.
    I would rather sell snoddy over Feghouli.
    Feghouli has pace and trickery and also doesn’t rely on the right back so much.
    Where as Snodgrass relied heavily on Byram.

  • hammersmiff says:

    Agree Buddy, good comment and how about a chance for Rice at CB, he’d learn a great deal from Reid and Zaba.

  • Stratford E20 says:

    I thought the rules stated that you can only play for two clubs within a twelve month period. If so, he can’t play for anyone else until January 2018

  • JRS says:

    We should use him as leverage for Tadic.
    And I agree above about Samuelson but I think his confidence got shot at Blackburn where at Petersbourgh he thrived and looked great.
    Cullen isn’t getting to Old to Loan out also he has been Bradford’s main ayer racking up awards for 2 years and was great last preseason. Think the loam game can’t hurt more than it works sometimes. And loaning Ox to Reading instead of playing him was Daft if he goes to Gladbache will thrive prob taking over Chelsea’s Christensen’s positions but what if like Christensen he doesn’t want to come back. Our academy needs work and our backroom staff needs changing

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