West Ham’s signing of the Ukraine international attacker is great news for Hammers fans who will be excited to see what the 28-year-old can do in the Premier League.
It does mean that some members of West Ham’s current squad may now be deemed surplus to requirements though. Yarmolenko’s arrival all but confirms the end of Robert Snodgrass’ time at the London Stadium.
Snodgrass is already a long way from the first team picture at West Ham, given that he spent last season on loan with Aston Villa in the Championship.
The Scotsman’s £10 million move to West Ham in 2016 has to now be seen as a huge waste of money by the East London club. This summer, new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini will be keen to move the 30-year-old on again, on a permanent basis.
West Brom could prove the ideal destination for Snodgrass.
Following the Baggies’ relegation from the top flight last season, Darren Moore has been overseeing a major squad overhaul at the Hawthorns.
The arrival of Snodgrass would inject some of the creativity and technical ability that West Brom’s squad has been shorn of so far this summer.
Transfermarkt value Snodgrass at £6.3 million, but the Hammers may agree to a more minimal fee just to get the attacker off of their wage bill and to make room in their squad for further arrivals.
Current West Brom forwards, such as Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez, would likely be delighted with the arrival of a player of Snodgrass’ quality, as the Scotsman is capable of the engineering the goal scoring opportunities they’ll be looking to thrive on in the Championship.
If Moore is serious about bringing Premier League football back to the Hawthorns, then the signing of Snodgrass would be a great start.