Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of West Ham flop Robert Snodgrass on a season-long loan.
The 29-year-old only joined the Hammers in a £10m switch from Hull in the January transfer window but seriously struggled to make a positive impact on Slaven Bilic’s side, failing to score or assist a single goal in 15 appearances last season.
Villa have lost two of their opening four Championship fixtures this season and manager Steve Bruce will undoubtedly be delighted to have been reunited with the Scotland international, who he managed when manager of Hull City, having further strengthened his squad.
Snodgrass certainly represents an astute signing for Villa, who are crying out for Premier League quality ahead of what should be a season pushing for promotion back to the Premier League.
For all of Snodgrass’ troubles in east London, he was enjoying a superb spell of form for Hull in the Premier League before his move earlier in the year and is arguably taking a step down by agreeing to play in the Championship.
For whatever reason it didn’t work out for the winger at West Ham, but he’ll no doubt rediscover that form for another claret and blue, particularly under a manager he has successfully worked under before.
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