West Ham have admitted defeat in their attempt to recall Robert Snodgrass from his loan spell at Championship club Aston villa, according to a report.
Football London report that West Ham were exploring the possibility of recalling the Scottish international, as David Moyes looks for more attacking options.
Snodgrass joined the midlands outfit in the Summer of 2017 on a season long loan deal, but injuries to the Hammers forwards have forced Moyes hands into attempting to recall the 30-year-old.
It has been reported that Aston Villa were demanding a £2million fee should Snodgrass return to his parent club – as the financial fair play regulations are prohibiting Villa from spending – but that even that might not be enough.
Football Insider verdict:
West Ham had to part ways with £10.2million to secure the services of Robert Snodgrass from Hull City, but the Scotland international failed to impress at the London Stadium. The 30-year-old has looked sharp during his tenure at Villa Park, and the injury crisis West Ham are currently experiencing has forced David Moyes into looking for immediate replacements. The confidence boost Snodgrass has had by playing at Aston Villa has made him an attractive target for West Ham, but we are unlikely to see him in a Hammers shirt at least until next season.
In other West Ham transfer news, it has been reported that Crystal Palace have overtaken the Hammers in the race for this Serie A forward.