There’s a report in Football.London that Newcastle are interested in a former target of ours – Robert Snodgrass – who moved to West Ham in January.
West Ham paid around £10M for the player and we don’t think he’s worth that much to Newcastle now, because if we are going to buy a winger for that much why wouldn’t we try to buy Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace for around £13M – assuming he still has that release clause in his contract.
Andros is a proven quantity under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle in the Premier League so he wouldn’t seem to be much of a risk and he’s worth £13M in today’s mad transfer market.
Scottish winger Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United
The 29 year-old 23 times Scottish International (6 goals) played 15 times for West earlier this year but failed to score but had two assists.
Snodgrass has not done well at the east London club and he has also failed to settle in London and we assume the Hammers will be wanting around £10M for him so they can recoup the fee they paid out to Hull City for him in January.
In early January Snodgrass seemed the number one target at Newcastle but with Atsu and Murphy already signed and Newcastle also after Sheyi Ojo of Liverpool on loan for the season, we would be surprised if we are after yet another winger.
The other clubs interested in the player are two promoted club – Newcastle and Brighton and two Championship clubs – Leeds United and Norwich.
What do you think?