Leeds United have been linked with a move for West Ham winger, Robert Snodgrass according to insider, EXWHUEmployee in an interview on the West Ham Way podcast (Thursday 20th June).
The insider claimed that the Whites are interested in a deal to resign their former player on loan, but West Ham aren’t keen to move him on anytime soon.
Snodgrass is a player that the Elland Road faithful will know well, as he spent four years with the Yorkshire-based club earlier in his career.
The Scotsman moved on from Leeds back in 2012 in favour of a move to Norwich City who were in the Premier League themselves at the time.
Marcelo Bielsa will be hoping to strengthen his side ahead of next season, as Leeds target a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League.
Snodgrass is a player that could certainly add something to the Leeds team, although it remains to be seen as to whether the Whites will test West Ham with an offer to land his signature ahead of next season.
We look at three reasons why signing Snodgrass would be a good deal for Leeds below….
He knows the club inside and out
Snodgrass spent four seasons with Leeds and made 193 appearances for the Whites during his time with the club.
The fans know him well, and if he was to arrive for a second spell at Elland Road, then he’ll know exactly what is expected of him and the Leeds players next season.
It wouldn’t take any time for him to settle into life at Leeds again.
He’s got experience of playing at a higher level than the Championship
Snodgrass has the experience of playing in the Premier League, and will feel as though he has unfinished business in the Championship after a relatively quiet loan spell with Aston Villa in the 2017-2018 season.
He’d be a real coup for Leeds if they were to sign him ahead of next season, as he would add some experience and creativity to their team as they look to return to the Premier League.
Snodgrass would suit Bielsa’s style of play
Bielsa’s Leeds team took a number of teams by surprise last season with their high-pressing style of play which saw them narrowly miss out on promotion to the Premier League.
Snodgrass would fit in well into that style of play, and his creativity would be a real threat for Leeds going forward, with Pablo Hernandez providing the threat from the other wing.
He ticks all the boxes for a ‘Bielsa type signing’.