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West Ham fail to recall Robert Snodgrass from Aston Villa loan

The ‘fan favourite’ looks set to finish the season at Aston Villa

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David Moyes’ shakeup of West Ham United continues with a failed attempt to recall Robert Snodgrass from his loan exile at Aston Villa. Sky Sports report that the Championship side rejected the Hammer’s approach to terminate Snodgrass’ season long loan.

According to Sky, the original loan deal did not have a recall option, so the Birmingham club are within their rights to keep the midfielder until the end of the season.

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West Ham have already spent £10 million on Snodgrass and it is understood that Villa would demand financial compensation to let the player leave early. Naturally the Hammers are unwilling to buy their own player back.

Moyes has made a number of drastic changes since taking over as Hammers boss, Javier Hernandez and Joe Hart appear out in the cold. Now he has attempted to recall the Scotsman who looked very unlikely to have a future under Slaven Bilic.

Snodgrass has played well for Villa and is a central member of the team - he has scored 5 goals in 22 Championship appearances this season. Further, he has 7 assists, making Snodgrass a key performer for the Villans.

I remain Brace the Hammer’s leading Snodgrass apologist and would have loved to see him back at London Stadium this season. Sadly after negative comments from the idiot chairmen and a lack of faith shown under Bilic it might not happen.