Report: David Moyes wanted to recall Robert Snodgrass to West Ham United from Aston Villa

Robert Snodgrass of Scotland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and England at Hampden Park National Stadium on June 10, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

West Ham United have loaned out Robert Snodgrass to Aston Villa.

Robert Snodgrass (L) of Scotland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Slovenia and Scotland at stadium Stozice on October 08, 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United boss David Moyes has attempted to bring Robert Snodgrass back to the London Stadium this month.

Snodgrass has been in eye-catching form on a loan spell at Aston Villa, where he has notched six goals and claimed five assists in 21 Championship matches.

The Scot has struggled at West Ham previously, but Moyes wanted to give his fellow countryman a chance.

Robert Snodgrass of Scotland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and England at Hampden Park National Stadium on June 10, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, West Ham’s attempts to recall the 30-year-old have not worked out, due to terms in his deal with Villa.

The claret and blues have protected themselves from losing Snodgrass by paying a fee for the winger, and West Ham have no option but to leave him with Steve Bruce’s side until the end of the season.

If Snodgrass had returned it would have been a controversial decision, as the wide-man is not the most popular player at West Ham, due to his poor performances last season. 

Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on January 1, 2018 in...

Moyes has suggested this week that he wants a right-sided player added to his squad, as he needs to cover for the injured Michail Antonio.

Even without Snodgrass, West Ham have been in good form of late and won their most recent outing 4-1 against Huddersfield Town.

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