West Ham United have given up trying to recall Robert Snodgrass from his loan spell at Aston Villa, according to The Birmingham Mail.
Aston Villa signed Snodgrass from West Ham in the summer on a season long loan deal but the Hammers have since switched their manager.
While Snodgrass did not have a part to play in Slaven Bilic’s plans, new West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to utilise the Scotsman.
Moyes has already recalled Reece Oxford from Borussia Monchengladbach and is also running the rule over Josh Cullen and Reece Burke before deciding whether to send them back out on loan to Bolton Wanderers.
With Moyes assessing all of his squad options, recent rumours suggested he was going to recall Snodgrass from his loan at Villa.
The 30-year-old has made 23 appearances for Aston Villa this season and has been an integral part of Steve Bruce’s squad, scoring five goals for the Championship promotion hopefuls.
This has led to West Ham considering bringing him back, especially with Michail Antonio currently out injured.
But the Irons do not have the option to recall him and have therefore conceded defeat in those attempts to get him back to East London this month.
This is a major boost for Aston Villa. They do not want to lose some of their star players in January because that would derail their promotion bid. And, judging by the West Ham owner David Sullivan’s previous critical comments about Snodgrass, Villa will still feel encouraged if they want to snap the winger up permanently in the summer.
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