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West Brom boss Sam Allardyce could make a move for West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass in the January transfer window, according to a report.
It’s been a baptism of fire for Allardyce since he took over the reins of Slaven Bilic.
Although he forced a meritorious 1-1 draw in Liverpool In his second game in charge, West Brom’s three home games under the new boss have been disastrous.
They lost 3-0 to Aston Villa, were beaten 5-0 by Leeds and also lost 4-0 to Arsenal.
It means the Baggies have scored just one goal with Allardyce, advancing their measly Premier League tally to just 11.
With West Brom six points from safety, the club must act quickly.
The express and the star Let’s say an obvious target is Snodgrass. The Scottish international’s contract in West Ham expires in summer. And that means it would be available in this transfer window for a “nominal fee.”
His report also states that West Brom would prefer to hire him permanently rather than on a loan.
And it seems West Ham is happy to hear offers for the 33-year-old wideman.
Snodgrass has had limited playtime
The Scotsman has had limited opportunities with David Moyes this season. West Ham is 10th but, with the table tight, the Hammers are just three points from one Champions League Stain.
Jarrod Bowen’s excellent form has kept Snodgrass out of the team. And overall, the former Leeds, Norwich and Hull star has appeared in just six games across all competitions.
However, he has scored twice, both in the EFL Cup. He scored against his former club Hull in a 5-1 win and scored West Ham’s only goal in a 4-1 loss to Everton.
Allardyce has never driven Snodgrass. But he’s believed to be a long-time fan and, as West Ham boss, he reportedly tried to sign him from Norwich in 2013.
And the veteran boss sees Snodgrass as someone with the character of a relegation fight.
The free kick specialist has scored seven goals in 28 games for Scotland although he announced his retirement from international soccer in 2019.