David Sullivan must boost Robert Snodgrass out of West Ham United in the January transfer window amid claims the midfielder may be sold as David Moyes looks to improve his squad.
According to The Telegraph, Moyes is keen to take his Hammers squad to the next level with the addition of a new forward in the winter market while looking for a back-up left-back.
Moyes is keen to avoid overloading Aaron Cresswell after losing Arthur Masuaku following knee surgery, and is likely to target the loan market in search of a suitable stand-in.
West Ham are not expected to go crazy in the January sales but will keep an ear to the ground for deals they consider to be good value, with Said Benrahma’s late summer arrival seen to have eased any pressing concerns.
Outgoings are not thought to be vast, either, with Snodgrass the sole member of the West Ham first-team to be seen as facing an uncertain immediate future after featuring for just four minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
Snodgrass made his campaign debut as a last-minute substitute in the Irons’ 3-3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in October, before two brief cameos in the closing stages of last month’s 2-1 win at Leeds United and 1-1 draw with London rivals Crystal Palace.
Snodgrass had been touted for an uncertain future in claret and blue in recent weeks by West Ham insider ExWHUemployee, who claimed the east London outfit may consider loan and permanent offers with his £40,000-per-week contract set to expire in the summer.
No concrete bids are believed to have fallen West Ham’s way as of yet, but a winter exit is surely a must for Sullivan to orchestrate to prevent being further bled dry by an unwanted player Moyes has struggled to find space for.
Celtic may yet revisit Snodgrass’ availability after seeing a late bid fall short in the previous window for a midfielder who former Hammers and Hoops forward Frank McAvennie lauds for being “a fighter”.
Moyes has not needed the 33-year-old’s determination thus far this season outside of the Carabao Cup, where the gritty 28-cap Scotland international was able to score twice and provide an assist in three appearances.
His potentially final goal in claret and blue came against Everton to avoid a total obliteration of his market value, with Snodgrass now seen to be worth just £3.5m as he labours into the final six months of his contract with a whimper.