Newcastle were keen on signing winger Robert Snodgrass last summer when he was at Hull City and then again in January, and he has now been made available for transfer from his latest club – West Ham United.
The Daily Record is reporting in Scotland that Snodgrass would like a move to Newcastle, but we wonder if Rafa thinks he’s a good buy these days?
Newcastle already have wingers Matt Ritchie, a rejuvenated Christian Atsu, new boy Jacob Murphy and young Rolando Aarons and if we can sign Chelsea left-sided player Kenedy on loan, as expected, the 21-year-old Brazilian can also play on the left wing.
So we do seem to be fairly well stocked on the wings, although Snodgrass can score goals and he’s also very good at free-kicks too.
It seems the 23 times capped Scottish International (6 goals) doesn’t have a future at the Hammers and he didn’t even make the bench for West Ham in their 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford last weekend.
West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass – available on loan
West Ham is willing to loan him out to get his wages off their wage bill, and that could entice Benitez who wants some loan deals to augment the still rather flimsy squad – since we seem to have precious little money to spend this summer.
So a loan move for Snodgrass with an option to buy next year if the 29-year-old plays well for us may be a cheap option for Newcastle to increase our firepower up-front for this season.
We would have preferred to have got Andros Townsend on loan or permanently, but there seems no hope of that now.
What do you think?