West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass is to remain with the club after discussions with manager Slaven Bilic, according to the Daily Mail. The former Leeds United man was the subject of interest from newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion.
Since making the move to the London club for just over £10million from Hull City, the Scotland international has found it hard to really make a huge impression. Despite that, the 29-year-old insists that he is still getting used to life as a Hammer but is already looking forward to the future.
The ex-Norwich City player began last season at Hull after winning promotion with the Tigers out of the Championship. A strong opening half to the campaign led to interest in the January transfer window increasing, and a big move to West Ham materialised. Snodgrass now says he is looking ahead and not thinking of leaving,
“It’s not easy moving to a new club in the middle of the season but I chose to join West Ham above other teams because of their great tradition and fanbase and I’m determined to make it a success.
“There were some factors that made things difficult last season. I was living away from my family because we didn’t want to interrupt schooling but next season I’ll have my wife and three kids with me.
“I was also asked to play on the left to fill the gap vacated by Dmitri Payet but it’s never been my position. I’ve scored nearly a hundred goals as a mainly right-sided player and I’ve said to the manager that’s where I think I’m most effective.
“We’ve had a really good discussion and hopefully I’ll be given a run of games where I’m comfortable. If it doesn’t happen right away, I will have to wait for my chance.”
Snodgrass was recently the subject of interest from Brighton, who are looking to add top flight experience to their game. However they won’t be able to call upon the services of Robert Snodgrass any time soon.