Leeds fans pleaded with Radrizzani to re-sign Snodgrass, now in-form winger could haunt them

Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017...

Robert Snodgrass and Aston Villa take on Leeds United this weekend.

Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017...

He struggled at West Ham United, but Robert Snodgrass' recent form at Aston Villa has been fantastic.

This Friday night Snodgrass and Aston Villa take on his former side Leeds United.

Snodgrass was a fan favourite at Elland Road between 2008 and 2012, and is still held in high regard at the club today.

When it became evident in the summer that West Ham were willing to send him out on loan, Leeds United fans pleaded with new owner Andrea Radrizzani on Twitter to do a deal.

Robert Snodgrass of Leeds celebrates scoring to make it 1-1 during the npower Championship match between Leeds United and Cardiff City at Elland Road on October 30, 2011 in Leeds, England.

Whether the Italian ignored these pleas, or was simply out-manoeuvred and outbid by Aston Villa is unclear, but Leeds' loss is Villa's gain.

Snodgrass is in red hot form, he has provided three assists in his last two games, while Villa have won three in a row.

The 30-year-old has scored twice and has five assists in 14 matches for the Villans, and has looked like a huge asset.

Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United heads towards goal during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.

Leeds have a flying winger of their own - Ezgjan Alioski has scored four goals in his last four games, but at times their side has lacked the nous a experienced Championship player like Snodgrass could have provided.

It's hard to see how Snodgrass would not have improved Leeds' squad, with winger Hadi Sacko having next to no impact this season.

Snodgrass has a chance to make a big impression this Friday in front of a set of fans who still hold him in high regard, and in the form he is in, he will take some stopping.

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