Aston Villa’s Robert Snodgrass has hit out at West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan, claiming that he isn’t surprised about the Hammers chief’s shock interview this week.

Sullivan had claimed that his children urged him not to sign Snodgrass from Hull or Jose Fonte from Southampton in the January transfer window at the start of this year, even though both players are still contracted to the East London club.

In response to a tweet about the article, Villa loanee Snodgrass aimed a tongue in cheek message of thanks to his West Ham paymaster, while admitting that it wasn’t at all a message that surprises him.

“Everyone tagging me in this like your all surprised. Thanks for your support Mr Chairman,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Friday night.

Snodgrass, 30, joined Villa on a season-long loan in the summer after a drastically poor start to life at West Ham.

The senior player joined the Hammers from Hull in January but failed to score a goal in 15 appearances under the charge of Slaven Bilic.

Since dropping down to the Championship to move to Villa Park, the Scotland international has been in much better form and has helped spark Villa’s promotion push into life.

The ex-Leeds attacker has scored three goals and supplied four assists in 15 Championship outings for the West Midlands outfit.

In other Aston Villa news, this proven Villa performer has agreed a deal with a Premier League side.

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