Robert Snodgrass has been arguably the best player in the Championship since the turn of the year.
The on-loan West Ham winger has been a major factor in a fantastic run of form that has catapulted Aston Villa into the second automatic promotion position behind Midland rivals and runaway leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Sunday’s 2-0 derby win against Birmingham City means Villa have won their last seven Championship games. And the 30-year-old Snodgrass has scored four goals and set up a further three in that time.
In fact, no player in the second tier has as many assists as Snodgrass’ nine.
And fortunately for Aston Villa, the Birmingham Mail reports that the former Leeds United and Norwich City favourite is more than happy in the Midlands.
And it is understood that he would be open to making his loan move permanent – regardless of whether Villa are a Premier League side next season.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out why Snodgrass is keen to say. He must feel wanted and adored again at Villa Park after that dreadful spell at West Ham.
The Hammers paid £10 million to sign Snodgrass from Hull City in January 2017 but, after being fielded in an ill-fitting left-wing position, he managed no goals and just two assists in 15 games for the London club.
Moyes, then, may see Snodgrass as a key player at West Ham going forward – which threatens his hopes of a long-term Villa stay.