West Ham have been decisive in the transfer market this summer and have negotiated the early closure of the window well.

However, there is still the prospect that one player could depart the London Stadium between today’s deadline and the 31st August – Robert Snodgrass.

Championship sides are still able to loan players from Premier League clubs up until 31 August and the Scottish winger spent last season on loan with Aston Villa.

L-R Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa during the Championship Play-Off Final match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Wembley, London, England on 26 May 2018. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Birmingham Mail report that Steve Bruce wants to take advantage of Villa’s improved financial situation by bringing the former Hull wideman back to Villa Park for a second successive loan spell.


The extra breathing space gives Bruce the opportunity to assess the new state of affairs at the club and swoop for Snodgrass before the end of the month.

WALSALL, ENGLAND – JULY 25: Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United in action with Alan Hutton of Aston Villa during the pre-season friendly between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Banks’ Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

However, the report also says that Snodgrass will be given an opportunity to shine under new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini, despite the host of new creative arrivals this summer.

When everyone is fit, it is hard to see where Snodgrass fits into the team, but if injuries hit, he could be a useful option to have if he is fit and confident.

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