£10m offer accepted as West Ham bid to sign goal machine takes new twist - Sky
By Harry Sykes
West Ham appear to have lost out to Burnley in their bid to sign Robert Snodgrass from Hull during the January transfer window, according to reports.
Sky Sports claim on their transfer centre blog (Wednesday, 10.49am) that Sean Dyche’s team are set to win the three-horse race to land the midfield goal machine.
It is said that Burnley have had a £10million accepted by Hull for Snodgrass, which trumps the offers made by West Ham, who were the short-odds favourites to land the attacking midfielder until recently.
Sky Sports report that the east London club “have had lower bids rejected” for the 29-year-old, while there is also a “second offer on the table from Middlesbrough”.
BREAKING: Sky sources: Burnley have had a bid of around £10m accepted for Hull’s Robert Snodgrass: https://t.co/g0BhU5Di1E
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 25, 2017
The latest twist in the January-long saga is a blow to West Ham, who have made little progress this month in their attempts to increase their goalscoring options.
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Snodgrass, 29, has been Hull’s outstanding player on their return to the top flight this season, with his tally of nine goals in all competitions bettered by only one Premier League midfielder, Tottenham’s Dele Alli.
Snodgrass, who has scored seven of his goals from 20 league matches, is renowned for his set-piece ability, sound technique and clinical finishing.
West Ham manager Bilic has made it clear he is in the market for attacking reinforcements this month after the club’s front players failed to fire in the opening half of the season.
Andy Carroll has fired in three goals in the last two matches but is injury-prone, which means a lot of the scoring responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of eight-goal leading scorer Michail Antonio.
West Ham are also working on acquiring a new striker, but have given up on their chase of Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe and have not yet been able to push through a deal for Brentford’s Scott Hogan.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club have clinched a big-name deal despite being outbid by their Premier League rivals’ £65,000-a-week offer.