Aston Villa could face a big blow after news emerged that David Moyes wants to bring Robert Snodgrass back to West Ham.
The Scotland international joined on a season-long loan in the summer having fallen out of favour under previous Hammers boss Slaven Bilic. Yet, Moyes is a fan of the midfielder and has tried to bring him back to the London Stadium.
However, according to the Daily Record, Villa have demanded that the £2m loan fee they spent on Snodgrass is paid back and that’s something the Premier League side are not prepared to do.
The report claims that Moyes will need that money to fund a move for Everton midfielder Tom Davies, who is a key target for West Ham this month.
Steve Bruce will be desperate to keep hold of the man that he managed at Hull, as Snodgrass has been directly involved in ten goals in his last 13 games, which includes an assist to Scott Hogan for the winner at Nottingham Forest yesterday.
As well as that, Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan embarrassed the 30-year old when he publicly questioned Bilic for spending £10m on the player.
Everyone connected with Aston Villa will be desperate for Robert Snodgrass to stay at the club and there’s no way the Championship club will sanction his return.
The ex-Leeds man has really improved over recent weeks and has established himself as a key man for Villa going forward.
It remains to be seen whether any recall clause can be activated if West Ham pay back the fee and Villa will hope this is the end of the matter.
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