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Robert Snodgrass

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Norwich Career: 2012-14 (74 appearances, 14 goals)
Current Club: Aston Villa (on loan from West Ham United)
Date of Birth: 07/09/1987(Glasgow)
Nationality: Scottish

Biography

Scottish international winger Robert Snodgrass joined Norwich from Leeds on 26th July 2012. He signed a three year contract and is rumoured to have cost £3million

Snodgrass started his career at Livingston where he scored 15 goals in 79 league games and attracted interest from Barcelona before signing for Leeds in July 2008. He had also spent some time on loan at Stirling. The Scottish international made a big impression during his first season at Elland Road and picked up the Regional Members Clubs’ Player of the Season Award in 2008/09.

The left winger signed a new four-year contract with the club at the beginning of the 2009/2010 season before passing 100 appearances as the club won promotion to the Championship.

The 24-year-old finished the 2011/12 with 13 goals and 14 assists - the second-highest in the Championship and was voted both Leeds’ Fans Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.

Following Neil Warnock’s appointment as manager Snodgrass was handed the captain’s armband and also offered a contract that Warnock described as “the best at the club.” He had made 165 starts, plus 26 substitute appearances for Leeds, scoring 41 goals.

Snodgrass made his Norwich debut in the 5-0 defeat away to Fulham on 18th August 2012. He scored his first Norwich goal two weeks later in the 1-1 draw at Spurs

He finished the 2012/13 season with 40 appearances and seven goals, as the Canaries finished 11th in the Premier League..

In January 2014, Snodgrass was reportedly the subject of a £4.5m bid from Scottish giants Celtic. Snodgrass said “Glasgow is my home town and I stay five seconds away from the stadium, I’m a Celtic fan. When that (speculation) happens and so many people were texting me, I believe it’s in the newspapers back home. There’s so much speculation especially during the transfer window, but I’m here at Norwich and have 18 months left on my contract. I’m actually focused on doing as well as I possibly can at this minute. I think the performances I’ve shown over the past couple of weeks, I just need to get the ball in the back of the net and get my assists up."

He made 34 appearances, scoring seven goals in the 2013/14 season in which Norwich were relegated from the Premier League. At the end of the season, he was linked with moves to Celtic, Sunderland and Hull City. On 1st July 2014 he signed for Hull City for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be between £6m and £7.5m.

Snodgrass dislocated his kneecap on his debut against QPR in August 2014 and did not play again for the first team until a Capital One Cup clash with Manchester United in December 2016. He helped Hull reach the Championship play-off finals, playing at Wembley on 28th May 2016 which saw Hull defeat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to secure promotion to the Premier League.

On 6th January 2017 it was reported that Hull had rejected a bid of £3m for Snodgrass from West Ham. A second bid of £5m was submitted a week later with Middlesbrough and Burnley also reported to be interested. He finally signed for West Ham on 27th January 2017 for a fee of £10.2million. He had scored seven goals in 20 Premier league appearances for Hull in 2016/17

Falling out of favour and not playing for the Hammers at the start of the 2017/18 season, he was loaned to Aston Villa on 25th August 2017 for the remainder of the season.


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