The 31-year-old’s performance at Villa made him a fans’ favourite, and he has carried that form into the new campaign.
The winger has played more minutes than any other West Ham player over pre-season, with Pellegrini reportedly impressed by his performances in training.
West Ham are yet to have any interest in Snodgrass, which owes largely to Villa’s poor financial standing.
And it seems that any move is now unlikely, with Pellegrini seemingly keen to keep Snodgrass around.
The Scottish international does not appear to have a way into West Ham’s starting line-up right now, but he could prove to be valuable cover as the season progresses.