Rafa Benitez Reported After New Goalscoring Midfield Target

There’s a report from London today from journalist Hugh Southon who runs the Claret&Hugh web-site – that says that January signing Robert Snodgrass is available for transfer this summer and Rafa Benitez is reported to be interested in signing him.

Probably the very first target we were linked with last January was Robert Snodgrass, who was leaving Hull but he was signed eventually  by West Ham in January for £10.2M which seemed a high price for the 29 year-old at the time.

But Snodgrass is a good goal-scoring winger and it seems Rafa was keen on signing him in January and if this report is to be believed he is now willing to sign him for a reduced fee of £8M this summer.

29 year-old Scottish International winger Robert Snodgrass

Robert played 15 times for the Hammers this year without scoring a goal, but he didn’t seem to fit in and for £8M he would be a very decent buy given today’s inflated transfer prices.

And he’s exactly what Rafa is looking for – a winger who can score goals and run at the opposing defenses and has Premier League experience.

And with his failure at West Ham, Robert will be motivated to prove himself at Newcastle if we do sign him – and with Rafa’s coaching he could do very well on Tyneside and score some goals for us.

And it’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with this player.

It was six years ago that Newcastle were first said to be interested in signing Snodgrass, so we’ve been interested in the player for a while now and the fact he’s 29 means nothing now that  Rafa is free to choose the players he wants.

Snodgrass was one of Hull’s best players in the Premier League in the first part of last season and he scored 9 goals in 24 appearances and while he was there since 2014, he scored 15 goals in 56 total appearances for the Tigers.

While at Leeds from 2008 to 2012 he scored 41 goals in 193 appearances and while Norwich for a couple of years from 2012 he scored 14 goals in 56 appearances for the Canaries.

Robert Snodgrass would be a decent signing for Newcastle, especially if we can get him  for £8M or even less.

Robert has made 103 total Premier League appearances for Norwich, Hull and West Ham in his career so as we mentioned earlier he also has Premier League experience.

What do you think?

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