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Snodgrass Deal Temporarily Held Up


The Hull Daily Mail are reporting that Robert Snodgrass' move to Hull is on hold over the weekend due to paperwork, but the move should go through without problem next week.

The Mail report that Snodgrass' solicitors are putting the final touches to his new contract but ran out of time on Friday and the deal could be done as early as next Monday.

The City winger (probably the last time I'll write that) passed a medical on Thursday evening after a deal reported to be over 7m was agreed between the two clubs.

Hull paid 8m for Jake Livermore last week and are now chasing Michael Dawson for around 4m and Tom Ince for whatever compensation is due to Blackpool. The Tigers seem to be reinforcing in much the same way that City did last summer, although instead of looking abroad (RvW and Fer) they are looking closer to home.

I have to say that Livermore did well for them last season, so it's no surprise he made the move permanent, despite 8m being a heck of a lot of money when I think they bought Tom Huddlestone for 5m, but that's football. It's why Snodgrass is going for 7m with just a year left on his contract.

Dawson is another proven Premier League performer, while the jury is out on Ince.

Despite this strengthening though, Steve Bruce knows that it will still be tough to stay in next season's PL. He has a Europa League to contend with as well, which almost cost Newcastle and Swansea relegation in recent seasons. The bottom line being that they just didn't have big enough squads to cope with it and Hull will be in the same boat.

The other bottom half PL teams will also be recruiting as the annual arms race goes on, without the problem of travelling to Ukraine and playing on a Thursday evening before facing Southampton away on the following Sunday lunchtime.

I get that Snodgrass wants to stay in the Premeir League but this move doesn't strike my as ambitious on his part. Had he moved to Newcastle or Sunderland, I could understand that. Not that those two clubs will win the Premier League - ever, but I just think that due to the size of them that it would be seen as a better move.

That's no slight on Hull who have done a great job at staying in the league, got to a cup final and qualified for Europe - I would've taken a season like that for Norwich and then faced the reality of a small squad in the Europa League when the time came.

Good luck to them and good luck to Snoddy.

OTBC




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Date:Saturday June 28 2014

Time: 2:00PM

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