Hull City could be about to match their record transfer fee, which they set just last weekend with the signing of Jake Livermore, as they eye up a move for Robert Snodgrass, reports ITV. The current Norwich City player proved an influential figure in the Canaries season last year, but his efforts were not able to keep the East Anglian side in the top flight.
The Scotland International scored 7 times in 34 appearances for the Carrow Road team last year, and he was one of only a few players at the club who showed any particularly attacking endeavour. Norwich had braced themselves for the possibility of losing Snodgrass within this transfer window, and that now looks set to become a reality.
The former Leeds United player, who is 26 years old, is keen to continue his Premier League career, and he had been previously linked with Sunderland. The Black Cats were unwilling to pay the fee which Hull City have apparently met, however. Snodgrass will cost £7 million rising to £8 million.
The news will encourage fans of Hull, and it might serve to instil a little bit of faith within the club’s controversial owner, Assem Allam. Amid various controversies surrounding proposed name changes and alterations to the club crest, the businessman is clearly willing to back his bold decisions up with some revenue.
Within the past six months, Shane Long, Nikica Jelavic and Jake Livermore have all arrived at Steve Bruce’s side, and they have all cost £7 million or more.