Celtic may regret missing out on West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass, after making a loan move before the transfer window deadline.
Neil Lennon’s side were looking to make reinforcements to their squad in the closing stages of the window, and reports had claimed that they had made a loan offer to Scotland international Snodgrass at the weekend.
However, that deal failed to materialise, with the Bhoys instead settling on Diego Laxalt as a late arrival. Speaking to Football Insider, Noel Whelan has even suggested that Celtic could return for Snodgrass when the January transfer window opens up in a couple of months, claiming that the Hoops “could squeeze that last bit of quality out of him to help the team”.
Whilst Celtic did end up bringing a new face in, a move for Snodgrass would have made far sense for the club than signing Laxalt like they did.
With 28 caps for Scotland, the West Ham ace is still proving even this season that he still has plenty left in his locker. In three Carabao Cup matches for the Hammers, he has scored twice and set up another, whilst the 2019/2020 campaign saw him establish himself as a consistent performer, netting five goals and providing five assists in 26 games.
Capable of playing on either flank, and also as a number ten, Snodgrass averaged 1.4 key passes, 1.6 crosses and even 1.2 tackles per game in the Premier League last season. So whilst he may be 33, there’s still legs left in the Scot’s career, and given his versatility, could have been a real coup for Neil Lennon’s side had they managed to pull a loan move off.