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2nd Jun, 2018 | 1:48pm

PL new boys to prioritise West Ham £12m-rated midfielder, manager eyes reunion - report

Premier League new boys Cardiff City are interested in signing West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass, according to a report.

Wales Online claims that the recently promoted Welsh side are keen on the 30-year-old and that manager Neil Warnock is eyeing a reunion after working with him before.

It is understood that Cardiff would preferably want a loan move for the right-winger next season, while a permanent switch is likely to cost around £12million.

The report details that the Scotland international is high on the list of transfer targets for Cardiff, who are preparing for life back in the top flight after their promotion.

Football Insider verdict:

It remains to be seen what Manuel Pellegrini’s plans are for Snodgrass next year, but there is no doubt he deserves another chance to prove himself at the London Stadium. The wide man enjoyed a season-long loan spell in the Championship with Aston Villa and was a key player for them in their run to the play-offs, where they eventually lost 1-0 to Fulham in the final. He made 43 appearances across all competitions, scoring eight goals and supplying 13 assists in return. Snodgrass is a set-piece specialist that could break into the Hammers XI next season if he gets a chance and would fit in well to Pellegrini’s attacking style of play. He also offers a brilliant work-rate that often sees him tracking back to do his defensive work and he is a manager’s dream. However, on the flip side he needs to be playing regular first-team football and Cardiff may seem an attractive option for him.

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