Transfer

£8m-rated midfielder Robert Snodgrass wanted by a host of clubs

Fri, 18 August 2017, 18:41

West Ham United continue to rebuild their midfield to make a real go of the Premier League this season and one man that looks all but certain to leave the London Stadium is Robert Snodgrass. What Are the Odds looks at where the Scottish international could up next.

According to a report in the Evening Standard, the Hammers are ready to make Snodgrass the next outgoing at the club, with the sale of Sofiane Feghouli to Galatasaray completed last week. The (soon to be) £30m recruit of William Carvalho puts pressure of the Hammers to free up wages and funds and the 29-year old Scot could, before the close of the window, be pulling on different kit for the third time this calendar year - having moved to West Ham from Hull back in January.

Despite a shaky start, with two losses and a draw, Aston Villa are the favourites to sign Snodgrass - with odds of 4/9 (1.44) at Sky Bet. The attacking winger/midfielder was largely credited for Hull’s impressive first half of last season, scoring key goals at important times, so it’s no surprise to find Villa in the hunt as they are in desperate need of someone to grab the team by the scruff and elevate them back to the Premier League.

However, after seemingly moving to a bigger club just a several months ago, would the player really accept the prospect of dropping out of the top-flight after a few difficult months? It would be quite a surprise if it happens considering the player’s supposed ambitions.

Ever ambitious Sheffield Wednesday Wednesday are next in the market, priced at a lofty 16/1 (17.0), and a move would indeed seem logical with the Owls having a proven track record of signing Premier League fringe players and letting them play their natural game at Hillsborough. Again the same doubts linger over whether he’d drop down a division and Wednesday haven’t exactly started their own league campaign with any glory - one point out of a possible six picked up so far.

Sunderland look like a very good outside bet if that’s what you’re looking for, 18/1 (19.0) on a move to the Black Cats, who have seemingly taken to the rigours of the Championship pretty well after less than a handful of games under their belt. The club look steady in the hands of Simon Grayson and the Scottish international midfielder could fancy his chances of making himself into a club icon should he help fire the club to promotion.

West Brom who just signed Gareth Barry from Everton may not be in the market any longer for a midfielder, but it would be hard to imagine Tony Pulis flat out refusing to move for Robert Snodgrass, if the price was right. Odds of 22/1 (23.0) make it look highly unlikely to happen but on paper looks the most attractive option for the midfielder in a bid to remain in the top flight of English football.

Probability of Robert Snodgrass's next club

Next Club Robert Snodgrass Transfer Odds Probability
Aston Villa   4/9 69.23%
Sheff Wed   16/1 5.88%
Sunderland   18/1 5.26%
Middlesbrough   18/1 5.26%
West Brom   22/1 4.35%

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