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Report delivers update on potential £12m Aston Villa transfer

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Robert Snodgrass is keen on a permanent move to Aston Villa, although the club’s chance of securing a deal for the winger will depend on promotion this season.

Steve Bruce moved to link back up with Snodgrass last summer, with the Scottish international arriving at Villa Park on a season-long loan deal from West Ham United.

The 30-year-old has impressed in the claret and blue of Villa, scoring seven goals and registering 14 assists, helping Bruce’s side into promotion contention in the Sky Bet Championship.

According to the Birmingham Mail, a permanent move in the summer is not out of the question, but a £12m transfer fee would mean that it is likely that Villa would have to be a Premier League outfit to secure a deal.

Friday night’s 1-0 victory over Leeds United at Villa Park secured Villa’s place in the Championship’s play-offs, with a slim automatic promotion chance still alive ahead of the final three fixtures of the season.

Villa, who currently sit fourth and four points adrift of second, travel to Portman Road on Saturday afternoon to take on managerless, Ipswich Town.

The Verdict

Snodgrass has been sensational this year for Villa, proving to be a real creative cog in Bruce’s side.

Next year, most will want to see Snodgrass return to Villa Park, but it only appears likely that will be the case if promotion is achieved.

There is still a long way to go in the race to join Wolves – promoted over the weekend – back in the top-flight, but Villa are in with a chance.

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