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Joint-Chairman eyes more British stars

David Sullivan

 

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan has welcomed Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass to West Ham United before announcing that he would like to bring more British stars to the Club.

Snodgrass became the Hammers’ second January signing on Friday evening, when he completed a £10.2m move from Premier League rivals Hull City.

The 29-year-old becomes the ninth British member of Slaven Bilic’s exciting squad, joining seven Englishmen and Welshman James Collins – and Sullivan says more UK-born stars could be on the way to E20.

“Robert Snodgrass is a very good player who is great when it comes to scoring and assisting goals, while his free-kicks and corners are among the best in the Premier League,” the Vice-Chairman told whufc.com.

“He is proven in the Premier League and is British, and I must say we'd like to sign a few more  British players to get a good balance in the squad alongside the outstanding players we have brought in from overseas.

“Robert is our second January signing after Jose Fonte, and I regard the Southampton captain as an 'almost' British player in terms of his experience in this country, since he has played here for a long time!”

The signing of Snodgrass takes West Ham’s January spending near to the £20m-mark, with a few days still to go before the window closes on Tuesday night.

With the Joint-Chairman admittedly on the hunt for more domestic stars to bolster Bilic’s options, the Hammers’ business may not yet be done.