Exclusive: Pundit suggests £40k-a-wk West Ham player happy to stay despite lack of starts

Jackie McNamara suggests that West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass is happy to remain at the London Stadium despite struggling for game time this season.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 32-year-old does not look “desperate” to move away from the Hammers as he heads into the latter years of his career.

Snodgrass, who picked up his 28th cap for Scotland in the defeat to Russia on Thursday, has been a bit-part player for Manuel Pellegrini this season, starting just one of the Irons’ eight Premier League games.

Despite struggling to get regular game time at a time when players tend to look towards the end of their careers, McNamara suggests the 32-year-old is happy to remain with the Hammers and pick up his £40,000-a-week wage [Spotrac].

McNamara told Football Insider: “I think when he first went in, he went on loan to Villa and then he went back there and played a bit last year.

“Obviously the team, West Ham, are doing quite well this year, started reasonably well, he’s waiting for his opportunity to get in and get games so I don’t think he’ll be desperate to leave, no.”

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Snodgrass has only played 144 minutes in the Premier League this season, the likes of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko ahead of the Scot in Manuel Pellegrini’s pecking order for a place on the wings.

He has a total of 59 games under his belt for the east Londoners and a total of 140 Premier League appearances during his time at Hull, Norwich and the Irons.

In other West Ham news, Darren Bent claims one Hammers star has been treated “harsh” at the London Stadium.