By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa have a fee agreed with West Ham to make Robert Snodgrass’ move a permanent one if he reaches clauses in the loan agreement, according to a Hammers insider.
ExWHUemplyee, who is a reliable source of West Ham information has claimed in on a column on The West Ham Way that the east London side will pay around 30% of his £60,000-a-week wages during his loan move and that the Midlands giants have the option to turn the move into a permanent one.
Snodgrass, 29, made the switch to Villa Park on Friday on a season-long deal after struggling to make an impact at the Hammers following a £10.2million transfer from Hull in January.
The winger was forced to watch on as Aston Villa fought to a 1-1 draw against Bristol City at Ahston Gate on Friday evening and both him and the fans will be hoping for success at Villa Park as he looks to help the Midlands side return to the Premier League this season.
Football Insider verdict:
It has been well documented that Aston Villa can’t sign many more players permanently due to financial fair play regulations. This means that it makes the most sense for Steve Bruce’s side to have made the option of a permanent transfer in Snodgrass’ loan move, as if he does prove to be a success then Aston Villa could have a very capable player, which he has previously shown himself to be at Hull and Leeds. The deal also gives Villa the option of not signing him permanently if his poor form continues, or the club don’t win promotion and therefore this is a very good deal for the Midlands giants.
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