Snodgrass - This is the level I want to play at


  • Robert Snodgrass believes signing for West Ham United will take his career to a new level
  • Scotland midfielder joined Hammers for £10.2m from Hull City on Friday evening
  • No11 has extensive Premier League experience and is relishing working with Slaven Bilic

Robert Snodgrass believes he can take his already successful career to the next level after joining West Ham United.

Capped 20 times by Scotland and an outstanding player at Premier League level with Hull City and Norwich City, there is no doubt that the Hammers’ new No11 is befitting of his new London Stadium stage.

Robert Snodgrass
The creative midfielder has already directly contributed to ten goals in 20 top-flight appearances for the relegation-threatened Tigers this term – and now has his eye on challenging for a European place with his new in-form teammates.

“This is why I have chosen West Ham – it’s the sort of level I want to be playing my football at, on the big occasions and rubbing shoulders with the best,” said the creative midfielder, who completed a £10.2m transfer from Hull on Friday evening. “Listen, with the players we’ve got here, like big Andy Carroll, I’m delighted on that front.

“We’ve had some great results recently and the manager will know the window is still open and he wants to try to add to that [squad] to keep the run going.

“We had a great result against Middlesbrough last weekend, so I think we want to try and catch the likes of Everton and West Brom and keep moving forward.

“A Club like this is set up to be in that top half so I’m delighted to get the deal done and get pen to paper and I can’t wait to get started.”

This is why I have chosen West Ham – it’s the sort of level I want to be playing my football at, on the big occasions and rubbing shoulders with the best

Robert Snodgrass

Just as fellow new boy Jose Fonte said a week earlier, Snodgrass revealed that manager Slaven Bilic played a big role in convincing him that his future lies on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

“He is a really good man and a football man and he understands that up to a month or so ago, his squad was underachieving so he’s set the record straight and he’s got in Jose Fonte, who is a great player with great experience,” Snodgrass continued.

“Jose has got Premier League experience and this is why he said to me when I spoke to him that he wants to bring people in who he knows have done it in this league.

“He did play a big factor and that’s one of the reasons I’m here as well, to play under a good manager.”


Robert Snodgrass


Every West Ham fan will know Snodgrass’s qualities, which centre around scoring and creating goals with his wonderful left foot.

“I’ve said at every club I’ve been at that if I can add goals and assists, that’s why I’ve been brought in,” he continued. “If I can continue doing that I’ll have the likes of Andy Carroll, Michail Antonio and Ashley Fletcher on the end of my crosses. When you have that level of player, you put it in the area and they will go and attack it.

“Slaven said he wants me to bring my attacking flair, which is the way I was brought up as a kid. I was always told to attack but I also have a job to do defending and I’ll work hard for the team. I believe I can bring experience and quality.”