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Lots more money for Hull but survival hopes take a hit as another key player leaves

The Scottish international has joined West Ham for £10.2 million.

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WEST HAM HAVE confirmed the capture of Scottish international Robert Snodgrass from Hull City for a fee of £10.2 million.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal and is the Hammers’ second signing of the January window after Jose Fonte moved from Southampton earlier this month.

His departure is yet another blow for Hull as they continue their battle against the drop. It follows quickly on the footsteps of Jake Livermore’s transfer to West Brom.

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Snodgrass has struck 12 times in all competitions this season, with seven of those goals coming in the league and he’s been linked with a move away for quite a while.

With Hull currently languishing in 19th place in the table, the winger had made it clear to new boss Marco Silva that he wanted a new challenge.

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Burnley and Middlesbrough were also in the hunt for his signature but east London was his preferred choice.

He could make his debut for his new employers on Wednesday when West Ham take on Manchester City.

The deal may have a knock-on effect regarding Dimitri Payet. His proposed move to Marseille has been dragged out as West Ham looked to secure a replacement so his return to France may be confirmed sooner rather than later.

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