Villa eye bid for Premier League midfielder

Date published: Wednesday 9th August 2017 5:02

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is considering a move for the out-of-favour West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The Scot joined West Ham this January for a £10.2m fee. However, the 29-year-old has hardly exploded onto the scene at the Olympic stadium. Consequently, he set to leave east London to get consistent playing time.

The Daily Mail report that Villa would need to sign Snodgrass on an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer because of financial fair play implications.

Bruce is said to be a huge fan of Snodgrass, having previoulsy signed him in 2014 for Hull City.  Under Bruce, Snodgrass had a torrid time with injury. The pair may feel they have some unfinished business.

In December, Bruce said: “I signed Robert Snodgrass, I liked him, I paid £8m for him and if I got the opportunity I would like to have him.”

Premier League new boys Brighton are also said to be interested, as well as Championship side Sunderland.

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