Robert Snodgrass has sent a heartfelt message to Aston Villa fans on Instagram after his West Ham United side played out a 0-0 draw with the newly-promoted side on Monday night at Villa Park.
Snodgrass, 32, turned out for Aston Villa on loan from West Ham during the 2017-18 campaign and the Scotland international helped the Midlands side reach the Championship play-off final – only to lose to Fulham.
In that season, he scored eight goals from midfield and laid on 13 assists and is held in high regard by the Villa support. Instead of making a move permanent, though, he returned to West Ham and has since impressed under Manuel Pellegrini.
Snodgrass remained an unused substitute on Monday night against his old loan side, but he applauded the Villa support after the full-time whistle and sent a touching message to the Midlands club’s fanbase on Instagram after the match.
TBR’s view – Could Villa still sign Snodgrass?
Snodgrass’ position at West Ham is likely to be warming the bench for the rest of the campaign unless injury strikes to the likes of Yarmolenko, Anderson or Lanzini. West Ham still boast Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals, too.
Game time might be few and far between, but Villa need a winger. Despite bringing in Anwar El Ghazi, Jota and Trezeguet, the club still lack a bit of Premier League experience and cover out wide.
A move to Villa would be a good one for Snodgrass, if he continues to be left on the bench.