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West Ham to sell Snodgrass to help finance summer striker signings?

Scottish international Robert Snodgrass may well be sold by West Ham in order to help finance moves for new attacking players.

Newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly lining up an £8m offer for the player, who only signed for the Hammers in January.

Snodgrass has not Impressed the fans since arriving at the London Stadium, following his £10m signing from Hull City.

Having scored seven times for the Tigers in the first half of the season, Snodgrass failed to find the net in any of his 15 appearances for the Hammers.

West Ham are in need of at least two strikers and an attacking midfielder. If Snodgrass is sold, Southampton’s Dusan Tadic is being touted as his replacement.

The Serbian would cost in the region of £13m, but West Ham are not the only club interested in the player.

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Juventus could all mount bids.

A number of changes are expected to the Hammers striking line-up this summer. Ashley Fletcher, Andre Ayew and Diafro Sakho have all been linked to summer moves away from East London.

Of the three, Ayew is the most surprising as he has played well, scoring six times in 25 appearances for West Ham.

Bearing in mind the player missed the first half of the season through injury, his statistics are as good as anyone’s at West Ham. The club would be unwise to let him go for anything less than the £20.5m paid to Swansea City for him last summer.

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi are two strikers currently being linked with moves to West Ham.

Allegedly, Iheanacho is keen on a transfer to the London Stadium, but the deal hinges on West Ham meeting City’s £20m-plus valuation and, somewhat controversially, adding a buy-back clause into any deal.

As for Batshuayi, he is also reportedly keen on a move in order to get regular first team action. If the Premier League champions retain the services of Diego Costa this summer, they may sanction Batshuayi going out on a season-long loan.

Should Snodgrass be given more of a chance? Is he good enough for the hammers? Leave us a comment below.

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