After weeks of speculation and conjecture Robert Snodgrass is slated to move to Villa Park on a loan deal.
Graeme Bailey confirmed the move this afternoon citing that Snodgrass hasn’t been given much of a chance to shine with West Ham.
Indeed, since arriving at London Stadium, Snodgrass failed to find goal in fifteen matches contributing for 60% of available minutes whereas at Hull prior to his transfer he was on pitch 95% of the time and bagged seven scores in the 2016-2017 campaign.
In addition to a reduction in playing time, the right winger believed he was being played out of position with only seven of his matches being played on the right side and none of them for a full 90’.
Snodgrass will bring to Villa Park a long track record of goals and assists to go with his success both at this level and in the Premier League. His familiarity with Steve Bruce may also have made him more amenable to joining what is now a rather crowded right wing with Ahmed Elmohamady and Albert Adomah. It will be interesting to see how Steve Bruce’s tactics and formations deal with this overabundance.
Dr Tony gave the rumours a bit of credence yesterday after it had been widely reported as likely for weeks. The loan is reportedly a requirement of Financial Fair Play regulations.