In Focus: West Ham exit for Robert Snodgrass is right for both parties

According to reports in The Telegraph, West Ham United have placed an £8m price tag on the head of Robert Snodgrass and the winger is a target for Premier League new-boys Brighton and Hove Albion and Championship side Sunderland.

What’s the word, then?

Well, despite only signing for the Irons just over six months ago in a £10.2m deal from Hull City, the east London outfit are willing to let the Scotland international leave this summer.

Both the Seagulls and the Mackems are interested in signing the £8m-rated wide-man, but the former could hold the advantage seeing as they could offer him top flight football.

The Telegraph says that Brighton and their manager Chris Hughton feel that Snodgrass is exactly the type of player they need if they are going to survive in their first ever Premier League season.

How did he do in the second-half of the campaign?

Well, having scored seven goals and provided a further three assists in 20 Premier League appearances for Hull in the first-half of the season, West Ham would have been expecting big things when he moved to the London Stadium in January.

However, Snodgrass struggled to make an impact and often found himself on the substitutes’ bench under Slaven Bilic, failing to get on the scoresheet and picking up just two assists in 15 top flight outings.

Are West Ham making the right decision?

It’s difficult to say.

Obviously, you would say that the Scotland international deserves more of an opportunity than the one he has been given so far, however if Slaven Bilic feels that he isn’t going to fit in then it is the right decision to let him go.

Will Snodgrass choose Brighton over Sunderland?

Not necessarily, actually.

The 29-year-old could choose to drop down a division in order to be closer to his family, according to The Telegraph, although the price tag could be a problem for the Black Cats.

What’s the verdict, then?

Well, it appears as though a West Ham exit for Snodgrass this summer could be the best option for both parties, and if the Irons can get £8m for him they would probably see that as good business.