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Hull hope to seal Snodgrass snare

| 28.05.2014

The Scot, who knows the Yorkshire area having previously played for Championship side Leeds United, is rumoured to have a number of clubs that are interested in his signature, including West Ham United, and boyhood club Celtic.

It appears though, that the Tigers, who are 9/4 for the drop next term have identified Snodgrass as a major summer signing. Much is said to depend on the amount that Steve Bruce is prepared to offer, however with a year left on the player’s contract, the Canaries aren’t in a strong bargaining position.

Norwich paid Leeds £3m for the player in 2012, and would find a bid in the region of £4m hard to resist. It is a move that could well make sense for all parties.

Under Bruce, Hull have gradually started to play more attractive, attacking football and sent out a signal of intent in the January transfer market, with the captures of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long to spearhead their attack.

With a midfield already consisting of Tom Huddlestone, a revelation since his summer move from Spurs last year; Jake Livermore and Robbie Brady playing from the left when fit, Snodgrass could be an ideal missing piece of the jigsaw.

Ever since Grant Holt left Norwich, Snodgrass hasn’t had a target to aim for in the penalty area, though in Jelavic and Long, Hull have two powerful strikers who are dominant in the air, and could form a lethal relationship with the former Leeds man.

He will also have a friendly faces in compatriots Allan Mcgregor, and George Boyd who he knows from time spent on Scotland international duty, and Bruce will no doubt call on both to try and sweeten the deal.

No doubt the biggest selling point for Hull is that they will be playing in the Europa League next season, and at this stage of his career it is something Snodgrass at the age of 26 will relish. From the right of midfield, his form towards the end of the last campaign was impressive, and despite netting five goals in the Canaries’ last 14 fixtures, he was unable to keep them up.



Matt Haynes

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