West Ham to clinch PL transfer after paying £50K-a-week double your money wages - journalist
By Matt Farr
West Ham appear to have won the race to sign Robert Snodgrass from Hull after agreeing a deal to double his wages to £50,000-a-week, according to a reliable journalist.
The Scotland international had reportedly been in talks with Premier League rivals Burnley and Middlesbrough as well as the Hammers, but it looks as though the east London outfit have won the race for his signature.
Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol revealed on Twitter on Friday afternoon that West Ham were set to pay Hull an initial fee of £7million, rising to just over £10million with add-ons.
He added that Snodgrass was set to double his wages at the Olympic Stadium, securing a deal worth £50,000-per-week.
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Barring any last minute setback, Snodgrass should be available to make his West Ham debut against Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Football Insider verdict
West Ham have probably had to splash out a little more than they initially would have liked to land Snodgrass, particularly with £125,000-per-week Dimitri Payet still on the books, but they needed to offer something big to pip Burnley to the post. With the Hammers seemingly reluctant to improve upon their previous offer, the Clarets appeared to be in pole position for his signature. However, West Ham look certain to secure their second major signing of the window, and no matter the cost, it should be a beneficial one. Slaven Bilic needs more options in the attacking-third, and Snodgrass’ quality in the final-third will be a welcome boost to their season ambitions.
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