By Wayne Veysey

25th Aug, 2017 | 10:04am

Medical today: Aston Villa finalise signing of Premier League ace - Sky journalist

By Harry Sykes

Robert Snodgrass is set to undergo a medical at Aston Villa on Friday afternoon, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports News correspondent Keith Downie reported on his personal Twitter account this morning that the West Ham winger has agreed to join the Championship club on a season-long loan.

A deal is in place after Football Insider reported earlier this week that Villa were closing in on the Scotland international after he had been made surplus to requirements by the Premier League club.

Snodgrass joined West Ham from Hull City in January for £10.2m on a three-and-a-half year deal after impressing in the first half of the season with seven goals in 20 games.

However, the former Leeds man struggled to make an impression at the London Stadium, failing to score in 15 Premier League appearances for West Ham last season.

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Sunderland have confirmed their interest in Snodgrass as Black Cats boss Simon Grayson is a big fan of him having worked with him at Newcastle, but their budget means they are unable to do a deal with West Ham.

Football Insider verdict:

Villa are looking to add creativity to their attacking options before the close of the transfer window and Steve Bruce feels Snodgrass could be perfect for his generally goal-shy side. Bruce knows the Scot’s game inside out and is well aware of the added creativity and goal potential he can provide. Crucially, Snodgrass is a Championship expert with an excellent track record in the division. It is no exaggeration to say he can be the difference to the team’s promotion pursuit.

In other Aston Villa news, this long-serving midfielder has decided to quit Villa Park within the next week.

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