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Opinion: Rejuvenated Snodgrass could be like a new signing for West Ham this summer

Opinion: Rejuvenated Snodgrass could be like a new signing for West Ham this summer

This summer, West Ham have been praised for bringing in the likes of Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere during the transfer window.

And while the trio all represent good pieces of business done by the West Ham hierarchy, retaining the services of Robert Snodgrass could be as equally important come the end of the season.

Snodgrass joined the Hammers back in the 2017 January transfer window, but failed to make any sort of impact under manager at the time Slaven Bilic.

The 30-year-old, who is valued at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, eventually joined Aston Villa on loan the following season where he played a pivotal role in Steve Bruce’s men reaching the Championship play-off final.

On route to Wembley, Snodgrass scored seven league goals and registered 14 assists as Villa just missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Snodgrass has since returned to West Ham and has impressed in pre-season.

Whether that is enough to convince manager Manuel Pellegrini to keep the Scotland international at the club for the upcoming season, though, remains to be seen.

The Chilean, however, should strongly consider the idea of doing so.

Snodgrass — who is capable of playing in all of the attacking midfield positions — would be a good alternative to West Ham’s current crop of attackers.

The former Hull City man is great at putting the ball into dangerous areas, a threat from dead-ball situations and, overall, has a directness to his game that could come in handy.

Snodgrass may not be the first name on West Ham’s team-sheet, but he is still a player worth keeping around the London Stadium ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

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