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Hammers set for player swap plus cash offer

robert_snodgrass_21-07-2014_1West Ham are this morning being reported as ready to to make a new bid for Robert Snodgrass with Ashley Fletcher thrown in as bait!

According to the Sunday Mirror’s Steve Stammers who is a long term fan with good links to the club the new offer would see £2 million on offer for the 29 year old but with the exciting prospect Fletcher as part of the player plus cash swap.

We have had a £3 million offer for Scotland midfielder Snodgrass rejected, but are ready to move again for the 29-year-old and they believe the he inclusion of Fletcher would appeal to Hull.

However a move to the London Stadium for Snodgrass is still very much in the balance with Hull seeing Snodgrass as a vital player in their fight against relegation.


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17 comments on “Hammers set for player swap plus cash offer

  1. What a complete insult to Fletcher IF True, why did we sign him then? we go more Amateur each day, dealings are done similar to Del Boy!

  2. I might be alone but i dont rate Fletcher so highly.I think he is just the best of a bad lot of second string optioms.If we had proper options he would be well down the pecking order & not thought of in such high regard.

  3. More paper talk bullsh*t no doubt 😁

  4. Presumably the point about Fletcherand Byram was that they were purchased as players with potential. They would probably be loaned out to lower leagues to help them develop.Due to issues around last summer- that hasn’t been possible. Would be massively unfair to judge Fletcher on the basis of this season. I maintain if we had suerez they would struggle to score the way we are playing. We are making Carroll, one of the most dangerous strikers in the league, look ineffectual. Do we have a shortage of cash? Otherwise it’s a no from me.

  5. Carroll one of the most dangerous strikers in the league Pablo? Are you sure.

  6. Please do not do this. What has Fletcher done to deserve this ? He has hardly ever been used, except as a substitute 5 minutes from time. And when he has come on, he has always provided enthusiasm & some style & effort – unlike a lot of the other team members !
    He was good enough for us to sign him, but now he is seen as a makeweight in a transfer deal, or as a loanee. What is he doing here in the first place ? This suggestion is an utter insult to him & betrays the fact that senior figures within the club do not have any idea of what is needed & how to do it. A bunch of thorough incompetents !

  7. Yeah because our priority is to sign another average midfielder and to lose one of our strikers. Must be paper talk!

  8. He can’t be that good. I don’t see the top six fighting over him. Oh sorry Palace want him too……

    Bottom line he ain’t the answer to what we need.

    • That is a daft arguement.So if a player isnt wanted by the top six it makes him average.Yeah ok great logic that.So anyone that signs for Everton,Southampton or us for example must be average because the top six didnt want them.What a bloody stupid bit of reasoning.

  9. I don’t think we can judge Fletcher, not made an impact but has had very few mins.He might turn out a top striker,he was highly regarded at Man Utd,he was above Rashford in the pecking order,perhaps giving an extra 1mill and loan him to Hull would be the way.
    One troublesome point is why are we going for a midfielder when although Nordtveit has been OK at RB,we desperately need one. COYI

  10. What I’m saying Long Fella is that I don’t think he’s a player we need. I don’t rate him that’s all. And I agree Noble is less than average. From what I have seen he’s just another Downing. Hence why BFS wants him. We have enough midfielders.

  11. I’d rather have Fletcher over Snodgrass in my squad any day of the week. Ashley is one of two shining lights (along with Fernandes) from our summer recruiting campaign. The others – Nordtveit, Tore, Zaza, Calleri, Feghouli and Arbeloa – have each been a huge disappointment. Obiang was given more time and now looks a decent signing, so Masuaku deserves a little longer. Ayew just hasn’t featured much since his bad injury.

  12. Im really really sorry chaps but as i said on a previous article i am a Happy Hammers supporting Scotsman who has always kept a keen eye on Robert.He is indeed as some have said a very good player.
    I dont know where these average assumptions come from.One or two times watching him a season i guess.Sorry but total rubbish about him being average.We are not blessed with many Scots players who are any good but there is no way Robert is average..

  13. Snodgrass would be a good signing, unless we have an option to buy back Fletcher I would say including him in the deal is bad business, he was bought for the future yet he is already on the fringe of the first team, playing alongside the right striker he will flourish and is still in my eyes one for the future with us.

  14. Opinions are like ar*eholes & all that lol.I like Snodgrass,just my opinion.I can though remember when we signed Fernandes the Irons sites being awash with the ‘just what we need,another f*cking midfielder’.Well those whines were unfounded i am well pleased we signed the boy 😁

  15. Keep fletcher and offer more money for snodgrass.Simples

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