News today that Newcastle United are keen on 26-year-old Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass, who has played 15 times with 3 goals for Scotland, and used to play at Leeds United.
Robert Snodgrass – Norwich City winger
So this is another British player Newcastle have been linked with for the summer, as Newcastle try to sign more British players, and they will certainly lose some of their French contingent this summer.
It’s likely that Newcastle will lose French wingers Ben Arfa, Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux in the summer, and also Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez, who is on loan at the Canaries through the end of the season.
The Glaswegian started his career at Livingston back in 2003 as a 15 year-old, and moved to Leeds United in 2008, where he stayed for four years before moving to newly promoted Norwich City in the summer of 2012.
There are a couple of things in Newcastle’s favor – one is that his contract has one year to ruin in June, and the other is Norwich may have to sell some of their players if they are relegated and they are currently 3rd bottom of the league, and have lost their last five games.
Norwich play Chelsea away and Arsenal at home in their final two games of the season. 🙁
Newcastle were even said to be interested in Snodgrass two years ago, when it was clear he wanted to move on from Leeds.
Snodgrass has a great left foot and he’s played 72 times for Norwich with 14 goals and 14 assists, and while at Leeds United he played 185 times with 40 goals and 40 assists.
He would probably cost around £4M.
What do you think?
more to come ….