West Brom sign midfielder Snodgrass from West Ham

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(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have signed midfielder Robert Snodgrass from West Ham United on an 18-month contract, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Snodgrass, who had six months left on his West Ham deal, is manager Sam Allardyce's first signing at the Hawthorns as the club look to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

"He'll add Premier League experience and Premier League quality to our side," Allardyce said of Snodgrass, who scored 11 goals and had 17 assists in 86 games for West Ham.

"He's left-footed. We all look for balance. When you get the right balance in the team with left-footed players, they can really produce for you down that left side.

"He tells me he's played holding midfield, left of a three, wide left and right, so he's pretty versatile across midfield."

West Brom are second-bottom in the league standings, with eight points from 17 games.