West Ham United have completed the signing of Robert Snodgrass from Hull City for £10.2m, the club have announced.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 27, 2017
What are the details?
The midfielder, who has been very in demand since the transfer window opened at the start of the month, has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year contract at the London Stadium.
It is unusual for top-flight clubs to disclose the transfer fee, but both West Ham and Hull have been very open about the deal.
The Scotland international has become the club’s second capture of the window following the arrival of defender Jose Fonte from Southampton.
Burnley could have nabbed Snodgrass’s signature after Hull accepted a bid, while Middlesbrough were also linked with a swoop.
However, the 29-year-old opted to join the East London outfit and is expected to make his debut against Manchester City on home soil next Wednesday.
What will West Ham get from him?
With Dimitri Payet seemingly on his way out of the club, manager Slaven Bilic needs some creativity to fill the void.
Snodgrass has displayed that in abundance this season, becoming Hull’s top scorer with seven goals in 20 appearances.
The Scotsman may not possess the same quality as Payet, but he can provide goals, which West Ham have been lacking at times this season.
Snodgrass also has the ability to set up chances for his teammates having nabbed three assists for Hull in this campaign, and one of his major strengths is taking set pieces.
In addition, his desire to play for West Ham cannot be denied given that he rejected other Premier League clubs in favour of moving to East London.