Snodgrass has no Irons future


snoddy5Slaven Bilic is ready to let Robert Snodgrass leave the club either permanently or on a loan deal if a suitable offer comes in.

The Scot was left out of the squad for yesterday’s game against Manchester United and although rumours are flying around on Twitter, no other club has come in for the winger.

The Hammers though are ready to cut their losses on the disappointing  £6.5 million January signing from Hull City.

Thus far only Brighton have expressed a mild interest but the Irons believe they will receive an offer by deadline day.

The Irons are ready to part fund his wages if necessary but believe there is a club out there that would be happy to pay a substantial cut of his salary given his experience.

Bilic believed the player would be involved in his squad ahead of the season but showed in Sunday’s team selection that he is not part of his thinking.

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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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  • No Nonsense says:

    Never should have joined club in the first place, thats the real problem when the board start buying players based on newspaper ratings. Anyone with half a football brain would have seen he was nothing more than average on his good displays. How they reached the 10m fee and the wages on offer god knows. Pephaps they thought he was a different player with the same name.

    • JRS says:

      Not to mention he was employed as a left winger and he is a RW plays inverted was never going to replace Payet. January signings are dangerous enough then play them out if position which as become Bilic’s MO but he doesn’t develop.
      But yes and his wages which make it hard to offload him to a Championship club or newly promoted. Only a few teams in Championship can afford £60k and Fonte could go to if ask me let Rice take his spot.
      Wonder if he will bring in Jota as RW back up and help Lanzini, had 2 assists over weekend. I like him think missed out on Ryad. Or will Fernande’s be our RW back up looked good but not his natural position.

  • TRB says:

    £6.5m from Hull City? Wasn’t his fee widely reported to be £10.3m??

  • claret says:

    Agreed Slav has made some very bad signings Snodgrass & Ayew are not worth the money we paid Snodgrass looked lost last season & Ayew when offered the chance to run clear down the wing always stops the ball & turns into a opposition player thus stopping the flow & normally losing the ball what Slav saw in him I do not know. Both should be sold & get in a decent forward

  • kevin says:

    I know we won’t be meeting teams as good as Man Utd every week but that performance was diabolical . Better start getting it right or Poor old Bilic could be following Snodgrass in a few months time . Nice to see Sakho back . It’ll take a few games yet to get up to speed .
    It was obvious how much we are missing Carroll .

  • markro says:

    Pace is our problem up front. Snodgrass has none and Ayew, for all his running is not quick enough either.
    Antonio will take Ayew’s place next week, which will help and if Carvalho arrives he will shore up the defensive midfield, which was sadly lacking yesterday.
    We are still short of killer pace though. Balde would have been such a good buy – ah, well.

  • master says:

    Board or bilic?

    Whichever, they screwed up ‘big time’

    • doc66 says:

      Completely disagree.
      I’d like to see how other teams fair against the same onslaught. Man Ure came in to this fully fit with a full squad. We are still trying to get out of 2nd gear and there are first team players missing. Was a total mismatch (forgive the pun). David – Goliath stuff.
      Lessons for next season? Maybe start pre season earlier? Find harder opposition to play? Enter one of the tournaments that seem to be flying around all over?
      Pre season needs to change but you can’t say anyone screwed up?
      Bilic was backed by the owners and we had a 300% better transfer window than last year and it looks like (Carvalho pending) its about to be cemented as one of the best ever. This all comes from lessons learned last year. Next year’s pre season, hopefully they’ll learn from this poor effort of one?

      • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

        Well said Doc and even this preseason was better than last so a definite improvement even if not yet borne out by results.

  • GW says:

    All I’ll say is good and don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out 😆😆

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    If the club want to sell him they should put him on the transfer list, maybe he picked up a knock ? unless we hear an official line on it not much point speculating imo, in fairness to Bilic and the board he looked decent at Hull, had good dead ball delivery and scored a lot of goals, for us he has looked like a fish out of water, has been played out of position at times but looks devoid of confidence, I think we pay him too much for him to be a bench warmer so if the option arrives to move him on we should take it.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Just read he is apparently in talks with another club or at least discussions are ongoing with another club regarding him.

  • Hammer64 says:

    Hope Carvalho hasn’t done much research on our recent signings. He might be wondering what we do to our players if he looks at Snodgrass, Ayew, Fonte, Zaza. Maybe they were all poor players before they came, but not many experts were saying that BEFORE they came. Is Zabaleta going to join this group? I can’t work it out….

  • Paul says:

    Just shows the quality of our team when players that played in the first team last year are selling for less than 10 Million.
    Looks like the owners and Bilic have seen the light and targeted better quality and off loading the lesser players

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