A potential loan move to Leeds is unlikely for West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass, according to ExWHUemployee.
The reliable source of club information revealed that Leeds United were interested in taking their former player on loan, but the Hammers would likely prefer to sell the midfielder or use him as a squad player.
Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee said: “There’s been talk of Snodgrass going back to Leeds on loan, now I don’t think we’d want to loan him. If we were to get rid of him, I think we’d sell him because he’s getting on now. His value is only going to depreciate every year.”
“I guess if we’ve got a lot of midfield options we could look to loan him on but I would be very surprised if that does happen because I think at this point we would rather sell or use him ourselves in the squad.”
Scotland international Snodgrass was a near ever-present player under Manuel Pellegrini last season, making 33 appearances for the Hammers, in a more central role where he can be in possession more throughout games.
This move will all depend on what Pellegrini has planned for Snodgrass next season. With Jack Wilshere readying to return to full fitness over the summer, alongside the arrival of Pablo Fornals, the number of minutes the 31-year-old would get could be significantly lower than the last campaign. The Scotland international did impress when in possession last season, delivering the most assists in the Hammers’ squad with five. Snodgrass also averaged the most key passes per-game with 1.8 [WhoScored] as Pellegrini introduced him back into the squad after spending a season at Aston Villa. The set-piece expert also averaged double the amount of crosses than any of his teammates per game with 1.8. Snodgrass could be willing to join Leeds after it was the Yorkshire club who gave him his break in English football after signing for them from Livingston in 2008. Snodgrass definitely proved he had what it takes to perform as a playmaker for the Hammers last season, with Manuel Pellegrini going to have to make a tough decision in the coming weeks.