Snodgrass would surely thrive at his boyhood club.
You don’t get too many chances to sign for your boyhood club. Especially when you’re pushing 30. Yet, with Robert Snodgrass stalling on a new deal at Hull City, could he finally return north of the border eight years after leaving Livingston for Leeds?
What cannot be disputed is that The Tigers must sink their claws into the Scotland international with the January window rolling around. Via long-term injuries or summer fire sales, Hull have already lost a huge chunk of their promotion winning side from last season and the prospect of their top scorer, their dead ball specialist, their most naturally gifted player departing in January doesn’t bear thinking about. If they’re three points adrift of safety, where would they be without him?
Yet, according to the Daily Mail, the 29-year-old is currently refusing to entertain the prospect of inking a new deal and committing his long-term future to a club whose short-term status appears completely up in the air.
The owners are still attempting to sell up with little luck so far and, with money likely to be tight post-Christmas, they could be convinced to accept £4 million for their prized asset rather than let him walk away for nothing in June.
“I trained at Celtic when I was a kid. I used to train at Rangers as well,” he told the Daily Record last year. “I wore my Celtic shorts underneath my Rangers shorts when I trained there!”
And, if the prospect of fulfilling a childhood dream isn’t temptation enough, the chance of a maiden league title and a first foray into European football is also likely to appeal to a player who has spent much of his career in the English second tier.
On the flipside, Hull’s season appears to rest solely on the events of next month and, quite simply, the loss of their talisman could confirm the loss of their top flight status.
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