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Earlier this week, Hull City confirmed they had accepted an offer from Burnley for Robert Snodgrass, news that certainly sparked the message board into life.

But before we knew what was happening, and long before Snodgrass needed to set his sat nav to Burnley, both Middlesbrough and West Ham moved in with offers and from that moment on it seemed very unlikely that he would be joining us.

Sean Dyche didn’t appear too confident when asked in his press conference yesterday although Aitor Karanka looked to be getting excited at the prospect of signing the Scotland international even though the rest of the country seemed to know he was heading to West Ham.

Snodgrass, who has been Hull’s most influential player this season, was hardly surprisingly a player in demand. We know to our cost how good he can be. I still have nightmares of the day when he destroyed Brian Easton playing for Leeds on the Turf and this season he scored that late, late equaliser for Hull just when we thought we’d got all three points.

Hull, it was reported, weren’t keen to sell him to a relegation rival so that was always going to rule out Middlesbrough. The player gave the impression he wanted to go to West Ham and I’m still not convinced he was much more than a back up target for us. Time will tell on that one.

So we can expect to see him in claret and blue and we can expect to see him play on the Turf again this season. This evening he’s completed his move to West Ham in what has been a deal valued at £7 million, rising to £10 million.

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