West Ham coughed up £10.2million to win the battle to sign Snodgrass ahead of the likes of Burnley and Middlesbrough.
While Snodgrass was getting his new No11 printed on to the West Ham shirt, Hammers fans were in the midst of a mass exodus of Payet's replica kits.
The France international left east London in a cloud of smoke but they now have a new talisman who will make his debut tonight against Manchester City (7.45pm).
Robert Snodgrass isn't feeling any extra pressure at West Ham
Robert Snodgrass joined West Ham for £10.2million from Hull
West Ham fans will be forgiven for expecting Snodgrass to hit the ground running at the London Stadium having scored seven of Hull's 20 Premier League goals this season.
Payet meanwhile was renowned for being West Ham's go-to man when the going got tough but Snodgrass doesn't feel any extra pressure about taking the mantle left by Payet.
“No, I don’t think so. The lads have been doing great without Payet," Snodgrass told the London Evening Standard.
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Dimitri Payet was public enemy No1 by West Ham fans by the time he left
"They’ve won a lot of games over the past few weeks and have got some big results.
“There are players here that can win games. They have a good core of lads that have a winning desire which breeds confidence.
"You end up just fitting into that. That’s the way I am. I want to win every game so I’m delighted to be a part of it.”