West Ham United have completed the signing of Robert Snodgrass from Hull City for a fee of £10.2m.
Scotland international Snodgrass has signed a 3-and-a-half year deal, and is expected to make his debut in the Hammers’ next game against Manchester City.
Snodgrass, who rejected Middlesbrough and Burnley, becomes West Ham’s second signing of this transfer window, following their purchase of Jose Fonte from Southampton.
“I’m delighted because this is a massive club with great tradition,” Snodgrass said following his arrival.
“This is the sort of club which speaks for itself, the fans who come here and support week-in week-out and moving to and selling out this new stadium is terrific and I want to be part of it.
“The owners and the manager are trying to build something here and I just can’t wait to get started, continued the 29-year-old. “I feel this is a club with real ambition, with the new stadium, great players and a manager of his calibre at Premier League level. The lads will say we want to be up in the top half of last table and repeat last year, so it’s up to us. The club has had a few good weeks with results and if I can add to that, great. I’m just looking forward to meeting my new teammates and getting started.
“The traditions of the club also attracted me and I spoke to Frank McAvennie, who sold the club really well, which was great,” he said. “Ray Stewart and Christian Dailly were also here, so if I can do as well as Frank and the rest that would be great.”
With the signing of Snodgrass, West Ham have replaced wantaway winger Dimitri Payet, and his desired move to Olympique Marseille may finally materialize.