By Harvey Byrne
Sought-after West Ham attacker Robert Snodgrass favours a move to Premier League rivals Newcastle, according to a report.
The Daily Record have claimed on their website that each of Leeds, Brighton, Aston Villa and the Magpies are eyeing a move for the the 29-year-old right-winger, who has been told he is surplus to requirements at the east London club.
This has meant that the Scotsman has looked at his options and it is said in the report that a move to the north east giants looks the most appealing to him with Scotland international teammate Matt Ritchie in the squad.
It is detailed that the Hammers want to recoup some of the £10million they spent on Snodgrass to bring him in from Hull in January, but they will also consider a loan deal in order to get him off the wage bill.
That could work for both Leeds and Newcastle, who may be reluctant to splash out a large chunk of their summer budget on the attacker.
Football Insider verdict:
Snodgrass showed in the first half of the Premier League season that he is a very talented player and for whatever reason it simply hasn’t worked out for him at West Ham. Leeds fans themselves already know what they would be getting in the skillful attacker and he became a firm fan favourite during his four years spent at the club previously. Meanwhile, the Magpies may be taking a slight risk if they do bring in the attacker as with the aim of beating relegation alongside Snodgrass struggling at West Ham, he could also struggle in the north east. Therefore, a loan move would work best for the club.
In other Newcastle transfer news, the Magpies are also eyeing a move for this international Serie A forward.