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Hull boss confirms Snodgrass wants to leave, West Ham deal close

West Ham’s deal to sign Robert Snodgrass from Premier League rivals Hull City is edging closer, after the Tigers boss Marco Silva confirmed the player wants to leave.

What’s the word?

29-year-old Snodgrass is a player who has seen his name adorn the back pages throughout the transfer window and we’re now edging towards a breakthrough, with Hull City boss Marco Silva confirming the Scotland international wants to leave.

That sets things up for West Ham to complete a £10m deal in the coming days, but Burnley have also seen a bid accepted, whilst Middlesbrough are also reported to be interested. As it stands though, West Ham are the favourites.

With the impending exit of Dimitri Payet from the London Stadium, West Ham have a spot in their side for a creative outlet and Snodgrass appears to be that man.

What was said?

Speaking ahead of Hull’s FA Cup clash with Fulham tomorrow, ESPN quotes Hull’s boss as stating:

“There’s nothing official at the moment. He didn’t play [against Manchester United in the EFL Cup] on Thursday and he didn’t play also in the previous game at Stamford Bridge.”

“He hasn’t trained with the team for the last 12 days and hasn’t been available to play. The player, when he talked with me and with the club, said he wanted to leave.”

“The player did not have one problem with me. When he was available he tried to work and do his best, but for the last 12 days he hasn’t worked with me. When it is official, we need to find a solution to replace the player.”

When will the deal go ahead?

With two bids accepted from two different clubs, Robert Snodgrass will negotiate with both before making a decision. The Scottish international, who has scored nine goals across all competitions this season, has the power in his hands but all parties will want a swift solution.

If completed in time, Snodgrass could make his debut for a new club in the Premier League’s upcoming midweek fixtures and Hull will push a deal through quickly, as the relegation-threatened side will be looking to draft in a replacement.

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