Report: West Ham's Robert Snodgrass wants permanent Aston Villa move

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa waves to the fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Robert Snodgrass has found his form again after swapping Premier League West Ham for Championship hopefuls Aston Villa last summer.

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...

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.

Che Adams of Birmingham City and Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews on October 29, 2017 in...

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.

Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United (L) and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates...

And Snodgrass was understandably furious when West Ham co-owner David Sullivan bizarrely told The Guardian that his children had begged him not to sign the Scot.

According to Sky Sports, however, West Ham boss David Moyes wanted to recall his compatriot in January but was unable to do so as there was no break clause in his contract.

Moyes, then, may see Snodgrass as a key player at West Ham going forward – which threatens his hopes of a long-term Villa stay.

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