West Brom confirm signing of winger Snodgrass from West Ham

James Holland
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West Brom have confirmed the signing of Scotsman Robert Snodgrass from West Ham on a free transfer.

He has signed an 18 month contract with the Baggies and will join up with Sam Allardyce at The Hawthorns.

The move gives Snodgrass a chance to find some form after being sidelined by Hammers boss David Moyes.

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Snodgrass made 85 appearances in all competitions during his time with West Ham. He scored 11 goals and made 17 assists.

The winger joined from Hull City in January 2017 for an £11 million fee.

He has fallen out of favour at the London Stadium in recent months, however. He’s made just three appearances in the Premier League this term and is yet to score.

Speaking about his new signing, Allardyce said: “I’m absolutely delighted that he has chosen to take up the challenge with us.

“He’ll add Premier League experience and Premier League quality to our side.

“He’s left-footed. We all look for balance. When you get the right balance in the team with left-footed players, they can really produce for you down that left side.

“He tells me he’s played holding midfield, left of a three, wide left and right, so he’s pretty versatile across midfield.

“I’ve heard from many, many people that he is exceptional in the dressing room which is a great bonus on top of his abilities.”

Snodgrass will try to help the Baggies in avoiding relegation to the Championship.

They are currently 19th in the Prem table after 17 matches. They’ve picked up just one league win so far this campaign, a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Sheff Utd.

Snodgrass represents Allardyce’s first transfer since becoming West Brom boss.

He’s also brought in backup keeper Andy Longergan from Stoke City.