According to a recent report from The Daily Star, Aston Villa are interested in brining Robert Snodgrass back to Villa Park. The Scotland international currently plays his football at Premier League side West Ham and has done so since the start of 2017, although his lowly position in the pecking order at the London Stadium saw him shipped out on loan to Steve Bruce’s men in the second half of last season.
And the 30-year-old has again been linked with a return to Villa following West Ham’s summer of big spending, and were they to bring the £6.3 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) back to Villa Park, it would represent the best piece of business Bruce’s side can conduct this month.
Ultimately, the early summer financial woes certainly made for grim reading for Villa fans following their side’s inability to earn promotion last season, with it looking like the Midlands giants would struggle to add to their squad during the summer, and perhaps lose some of their most prized assets.
But the recent investment and thus cash injection gave Bruce some funds to spend in the latter stages of the window, bringing Orjan Nyland and the highly-rated John McGinn to Villa Park, yet a move for Snodgrass would certainly top the aforementioned deals.
The winger has seriously struggled for regular football at West Ham following his £10.2 million move from Hull City back in January 2017, with the 30-year-old managing just 16 senior appearances for the Hammers, laying on just two assists in the process.
Yet his difficulties in East London certainly aided Villa as the Scottish star produced an outstanding season on loan at Villa Park last time round, netting eight goals and laying on 13 assists in 40 league appearances for the Midlands heavyweights.
And while he wasn’t able to help them achieve their goal of promotion back to the Premier League, he certainly did his bit in their near-miss to suggest that he’d be an asset to Bruce again this time round.
Be it from out wide in open-play or indeed from set pieces, Snodgrass is a huge threat from the wide positions, and having players like Jonathan Kodjia, who of course spent much of last season out injured, to aim at in the box can only spell good news for Villa in their quest to go one better this term.
And such were his efforts for the Midlands outfit last term, and indeed how influential he was in their run to fourth place, there is no doubt that sealing a loan deal for the 30-year-old would represent the best piece of business the Villans can conduct this month.
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