West Ham United are reluctant to agree a loan arrangement with Aston Villa for Robert Snodgrass, according to BirminghamLive.
The winger has been on the Hammers’ books since January 2017, but has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the team.
Last season, the Scotland international, who has 25 caps to his name, was at Villa on loan and helped them reach the Championship playoff final.
Unfortunately for the Midlands outfit, they were unable to secure a place back in the top flight and Snodgrass returned to West Ham.
The transfer window for buying players has closed for English clubs, but the Football League are able to secure loan deals until the end of August.
With that in mind, the future of Snodgrass remains up in the air, but according to Birmingham Live, it is unlikely that Villa will get their man as West Ham are reluctant to strike a deal.
If the Scotsman had been left out of Manuel Pellegrini’s last two matchday squads, then it may have been best for the winger to push for a loan deal elsewhere.
However, Snodgrass came off the bench during the 4-0 loss to Liverpool and started the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.
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This means that there is a way back for the former Hull City man if he wants to take it.
Snodgrass is facing fierce competition with Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Michail Antonio vying for places.
However, he should try to fight for a position in the team and then reassess his situation in January.