Jim White heaped praise on West Ham attacker Robert Snodgrass after it was confirmed he had signed a contract extension with the Hammers.
The Hammers revealed, via their official Twitter account, that Snodgrass had signed a deal to keep him at the London Stadium until 2021, and White responded by dubbing the winger a great player.
“I’m just hearing my fellow Scotsman Robert Snodgrass has signed a one-year extension at West Ham United with a one-year option,” said White on talkSPORT (10:10, Tuesday July 2nd).
“Technically he is great, isn’t he Micky? Great player.”
White’s remarks prompted former Sunderland player Michael Gray to follow on from White’s praise of Snodgrass by raving about him in more detail.
“I like him,” stated Gray.
“Good left foot, kinda does what it says on the tin, good energy levels, can always rely on him.”
Is anyone going to argue with White or Gray’s assessment of Snodgrass? Surely not as they’re spot-on. White is right to highlight Snodgrass’ technical ability, just look at the fact he is known for being a threat from dead-ball situations (Source: Who Scored), and Gray is correct to rave about him being a player Manuel Pellegrini can count on. Snodgrass featured 38 times for the Hammers across all competitions in his 2018/19 campaign, scoring four goals while assisting nine in his outings. The 31-year-old was regularly an effective attacking outlet for the Hammers as a result, and ended his campaign having averaged 0.9 shots per game as well as an impressive pass success rate of 82.1%. If Snodgrass can record similar numbers in his 2019/20 campaign, not only will he justify his contract being extended; but he will keep his status as an important member of the Hammers’ squad. Snodgrass is an experienced member of the Hammers’ squad and who knows he could end up playing a key role in helping the club qualify for Europe in the 2019/20 campaign.