Snodgrass attracts interest


snoddyWest Ham are understood to have received an informal inquiry for Robert Snodgrass from Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Scotland international and former Hull City midfielder joined the Irons for £7 million in January but was bitterly disappointing during the last half of the season.

The club are ready to unload and although there has been no formal offer we understand there have been off the record talks about the possibility of him being of interest to the newly promoted south coast club.

The Seagulls boss and former Hammers defender Chris Hughton needs to strengthen his squad big time and Snodgrass is seen as the type of seasoned Premier League player to seriously help his cause.

With Slaven Bilic understood to prefer Sofiane Fegouli on the right side, an offer for Snodgrass which sees the Irons recoup the fee they paid Hull for the 30 year old would almost certainly be acceptable to the Hammers.

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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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  • The Demon says:

    I’d keep him. £7m is nothing today’s market and the simple fact is that we never really played him in his best position. Trying to cram too many midfielders in just left him in limbo. He’s been pretty good for everyone else he’s played for (and usually at his very best against us), so I’d take the close season to settle him in. If he really is as bad as some claim, offload him in the desperation of the winter window.

  • markro says:

    I’d let him go. I know he hasn’t been played where he prefers, but as a professional footballer he should have been able to be more influencial on the pitch.

    His lack of pace is a real problem, especially as pace seems to be Bilic’s priority this window.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Hard one to say, maybe with a good preseason behind him he might show some of the form he produced at Hull, he also wasn’t allowed very often to take free kicks with Lanzini taking nearly all of them but overall if Brighton offer to pay what we paid Hull then we have more than enough right wingers so let him go, I prefer Feghouli to Snodgrass and I would rather we had the cash in the bank to buy the best quality players.

  • kevin says:

    Good , hope he goes . A complete waste of money .

  • TRB says:

    £7m?? Wasn’t it £10.3m?
    …… I never wanted Snodgrass to sign for West Ham in the first place and said so on here when others were saying what a great signing he was. Robert is a good Championship player – that’s his level. His previous experience in the Prem was with struggling, soon to be relegated teams. As Kevin said……. A complete waste of money. (Like so many other panic buys and short term signings since Gold and Sullivan arrived. )

  • Michael Miller says:

    Yes very disappointing, virtually anonymous whenever I saw him. If anyone comes in with a decent offer, bite their hands off!

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