What would be Robert Snodgrass' best destination this January?

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring their first goal

The Tigers number ten is set to leave Humberside this month, with a host of admirers chasing him. But what would be his best option?

With less than seven days of the January transfer window left, the battle for one of this month's biggest names is hotting up, as Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is set to depart the relegation threatened Tigers.

The Scot is interesting no less than five Premier League clubs, so the question is; what is Snodgrass' best option for the short, or long term?

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring their first goalHull City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring their first goal

With BBC Sport reporting Burnley having agreed a £10 million fee with Hull on Wednesday, a switch across the Yorkshire border for the time being seems the most likely destination for Snodgrass.

As The Clarets continue to surprise many with a dazzling record at home, Sean Dyche's men sit 10 points above the relegation zone, seemingly clear from danger.

Six-goal Andre Gray continues to lead the line well in Lancashire, but the club lack an out-and-out creator, with Steven Defour, Jeff Hendrick and Johann Berg Gudmundsson coming to terms with the Premier League.  

Snodgrass would not only provide an offensive threat, but could provide Gray with greater service in front of goal.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet, Mark Noble and Andy Carroll celebrate at the end of the matchWest Ham's Dimitri Payet, Mark Noble and Andy Carroll celebrate at the end of the match

Before Wednesday, West Ham United appeared the favourites to acquire Robert Snodgrass having had a £7.5 million bid rejected - via The Guardian - with their French talisman Dimitri Payet still keen to leave the club. BBC Sport has recently reported that they have made a similar bid to Burnley.

Andy Carroll has in recent weeks hit a rich vein of form, but a move for the Scottish international would adequately fill Payet's boots, despite the abilities of Manuel Lanzini at number 10 himself. Moreover, Carroll would thrive on his distribution.

Of all the options, with Slaven Bilic's 4-3-3 system in mind, Snodgrass could slot into a wing position. The only caveat here would be it would likely be in a left-sided role opposite Michail Antonio - which could be of detriment to his contribution. 

There are also other alternatives for the midfielder. Middlesbrough had a £6 million bid rejected by Hull over the weekend, as reported by Sky Sports. With Boro considered rivals to avoid the drop, a sale to Teesside could be unlikely.

Middlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo in actionMiddlesbrough's Alvaro Negredo in action

Nevertheless, with Alvaro Negredo struggling as a lone striker at The Riverside, Snodgrass would have an able ally to seek out in an attacking position. 

Snodgrass has frequently played as a shadow striker with Abel Hernandez, Diomercy M'Bokani or Adama Diomande at Hull and could provide another dimension to Aitor Karanka's rather linear set-up.

Struggling Watford are reportedly keen and Sunderland have also shown their interest, via The Guardian, but are yet to make anything concrete in terms of an offer.

Sunderland manager David MoyesSunderland manager David Moyes

With both clubs looking down the league standing rather than vertically however, Snodgrass might consider either club a lesser choice.

Robert Snodgrass must now consider the wisest move. Having scored seven goals and adding three assists this term alone, the Scot is in arguably the form of his life for club and country.

Whilst the 29 year-old Glaswegian may never play for any of the top four or five clubs in the land, his next move may also be one which may not come again. Of the quintet, West Ham surely holds the greatest promise long-term.

Tigers' boss Marco Silva seems resigned to losing his star player, but with the window slamming shut next Tuesday evening there may yet be more twists to come in this saga.

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