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Rumour: Aston Villa consider Robert Snodgrass loan move

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Another former Steve Bruce acolyte is back in the rumblings for a reunion.

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Edit: Dr Tony has says this is just a rumor. Blegh

Robert Snodgrass, brought in January by West Ham, has had difficulty adjusting to life at the London Stadium and is being further linked with a loan to Villa Park.

The Daily Mail are reporting Villa “are keen” on a loan, though it’s unclear if this is just Twitter conjecture bubbling its way to the surface. Linking Steve Bruce with his former players has been a winning formula more often than not, though - see Elmohamady.

The Scottish scorer tallied seven goals and five assists for Hull City last season in the Premier League, and another four the year before under the eye of Bruce during Hulls promotion push, so his days of productivity seem to be far from over in spite of the dry spell he found himself in upon his transfer to the Irons.

In an interview in January, Snodgrass had this to say regarding his struggles with West Ham:

“I was also asked to play on the left to fill the gap vacated by Dmitri Payet but it's never been my position. I've scored nearly a hundred goals as a mainly right-sided player and I've said to the manager that's where I think I'm most effective."

If Snodgrass is the most comfortable on the right side, his productivity and familiarity with our father Steve would surely be welcome while the Villa attack seeks to find its way before the return of Jonathan Kodjia. Even after Kodjia rejoins the squad, Jimmy Danger, Scott Hogan and friends would be well-served by a rebuilt right-side consisting of Snodgrass, Ahmed Elmohamady, and the soon to return Albert Adomah.

West Ham paid a £10.2million fee to bring in Snodgrass, leading to questions of what a reconciliation with Bruce would cost Villa who could see a few million pounds back in the coffers this week by sending Jordan Amavi to Marseille.

Similar to the reported outgoing Amavi deal, due to FFP requirements, Snodgrass would initially come on board via loan with the potential for a permanent move later.