By Abigail Withey
West Ham fans have taken to social media to express their delight after the club announced that winger Robert Snodgrass had joined Aston Villa on a season-long loan.
Typical West Ham, overpay and panic buy to please fans. The fans are as bad as the owners.
— Jack Horton (@Jackazz19) August 25, 2017
Fans instantly responded to the news with a majority of the supporters showing signs of happiness and delight, while others wished their player the best of luck away at Villa Park.
The winger only moved to the London Stadium seven months ago after being Hull’s outstanding player in the first half of last season, and fans believe the January deal for Snodgrass was a waste now that he’s gone away on loan.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Release him instead
— France Long (@FranceLong16) August 25, 2017
Ffs! Just sell him
— Maxim (@RealMaxim743) August 25, 2017
IMO never given a fair crack and too much hate for him right from the start! All the best
— ⚒Sam the Hammer⚒ (@samcwhufc) August 25, 2017
Good luck mate shame they did not give you more time and a shame that so many WHUFC supporters are not so supportive all the best
— Andrew Bannister (@djquantumuk) August 25, 2017
What was the point of buying him😂😂😂
— tom_bradbury (@videobyphone) August 25, 2017
Since joining the club at the beginning of the year the former Hull winger failed to impress manager Slaven Bilic after made a total of 15 appearances across all competitions without scoring a single goal.
The Scottish international was well liked at newly-relegated Hull and his performance at the club was a different story to West Ham.
In the previous season Snodgrass scored nine goals in 24 appearances for his ex-club in just five months before moving down south to join the Hammers.