Robert Snodgrass will be a “fantastic” addition to the West Brom dressing room, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has been left raving over what his old Livingston teammate will offer Sam Allardyce’s men both on and off the pitch.
The Baggies confirmed they had secured the signing of the 33-year-old from West Ham on Friday after four years in east London.
Welcome to West Bromwich Albion, @robsnodgrass7! ✍️
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 8, 2021
Snodgrass had played a bit-part role for David Moyes this season as he made just three League Cup starts in six appearances this season.
He is an experienced Premier League stalwart with 163 top-flight games, as well as 28 caps for Scotland, under his belt.
Whelan believes the Scottish ace will be a valuable addition to the West Brom squad and insisted the Baggies have been missing someone of his character this season.
Whelan told Football Insider: “He’s been fantastic wherever he’s gone, has Snoddy – what you’re getting is a very honest player, hard-working, somebody that you want in the changing room, somebody you want to be next to on the pitch.
“He leaves everything out there. It’s sad to see him leave West Ham but he’s coming to the back end of his career now, he’s got an opportunity to stay in the Premier League with West Brom.
“I think they need characters in the changing room, Snoddy’s definitely one of those players, I was with him at Livingston, I’ve seen him when he was at Leeds – really honest, hard-working but not only that, he has a great left foot, probably one of the best I’ve seen in the Premier League.
“David Moyes, being the man that he is, probably has a lot of respect for Snodgrass, he’s allowing him to go on and have that game time he needs to keep his career going. Of course Snoddy wants to play football, he wants to keep fit, he wants to play regularly.
“It’s not about being at big clubs, sitting on the bench, that’s not what he wants at all so it could be a decent move for Snoddy, I think.”