Robert Snodgrass played a key role for West Ham last season.
The 33-year-old racked up five goals and five assists in 24 Premier League games for the Hammers in the 2019/20 campaign (Transfermarkt).
Snodgrass has made just one Premier League appearance this term, however. Injuries haven’t helped, but with David Moyes now set on his starting line-up, the Scot has his work cut-out if he is to get any game-time this season.
So does the Scot have a future at West Ham?
First and foremost, Snodgrass’s contract is set to expire in the summer. The Hammers do have the option of extending that deal by a further 12 months, however.
The former Leeds United and Hull City ace has evolved into more of a central midfielder now. And in truth, that is a department where we are particularly weak.
West Ham are well stocked in the left and right wing positions, so the fact that Snodgrass isn’t seen as a winger anymore definitely works in his favour. His ability on the ball could be a big asset for the Hammers in midfield when we need to keep possession late on and are under the cosh.
On his day, the 33-year-old is still a big asset for the Hammers. Even if it is only because of his brilliant set pieces.
Sure, he won’t be a regular for West Ham over the next 18 months by any means. But Snoddy still has a big role to play for us, both on and off the pitch.
The Scot’s experience could be an invaluable tool for the Hammers as we try and secure a top half finish this season.
Snodgrass might not be getting much game-time for West Ham this season, but he is far from finished as a player. And we might just need him for some time to come yet.