Robert Snodgrass, 29, is set to reunite with Steve Bruce as Aston Villa look for the answers to their current Championship woes.
After Burton Albion’s 2 – 1 win over Birmingham City, Villa were left propping up the Championship table with just the opening day draw against Hull City to show for their efforts.
After last season’s disastrous start cost them any hope of promotion, Steve Bruce was desperate to start well. Despite signing the experienced John Terry from Chelsea, as well as seasoned defenders Ahmed Elmohamady, Christopher Samba and Glenn Whelan, Villa look no stronger at the back nor any more potent in attack.
In the first half of last season, Snodgrass scored 7 in 20 appearances for Hull, form which led to £10m move to West Ham in January. The Scottish international, however, failed to impress with Hammers boss Slaven Bilic now ready to cut his losses.
Villa cannot make the move currently unless they move other players on with the Football League’s Financial Fair Play regulations curbing their spending. Sunderland, financially in the same boat, are also interested in Snodgrass but lag at 12/1 with bookmakers to land the midfielder.