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29th Jan, 2017 | 11:52am

Trevor Sinclair: This 29-year-old is a great West Ham replacement for Payet

By Harvey Byrne

Former West Ham man Trevor Sinclair believes the club have already secured their replacement for star Dimitri Payet in Robert Snodgrass.

Sky Sports correspondent Kaveh Solkehol took to Twitter on Sunday morning to report that the Hammers had agreed a fee for the 29-year-old want-away attacker.

It is believed that the east London club will receive as much as £25million for the club’s current player of the year after starring in the last campaign.

The news follows West Ham completing a £10.2million deal for Snodgrass from Hull on Friday and now Match of the Day pundit Sinclair wrote on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that the Scotland international is a great replacement for the Frenchman.

“Already signed a gr8 (sic) replacement in Robert Snodgrass,” wrote Sinclair responding to a fan wondering who the club would replace Payet with.

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Payet lasted a year and a half in east London after completing a £10.7million move to West Ham in the summer of 2015 from Marseille.

He was a huge success with a return of 18 goals and 25 assists from 66 appearances in total, but it would seem like him and his family were not able to settle in England.

It would be hard for any players to fill his boots, but fans will now be hoping that Snodgrass, who was the star of a struggling Hull side can play an important role in the team.

In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers are in a four-way battle for this Premier League defender.

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