Every good club has that one special player that does more than meets the eye. For West Ham they have a player like that and re-signing him would be good business.
That player, none other than Robert McMessi Snodgrass. The Scotsman has been somewhat of a resurgence for West Ham over the past 24 months and in a lot of ways, a top leader on and off the pitch. So with all of that, it comes to no surprise that West Ham is looking at resigning up for up to 2 more years according to Claret and Hugh.
Robert Snodgrass is now 32 years of age and still is under contract until the 2021 summer. Extending him for a year would put him out until ’22 and at the ripe young age of 34 which is miraculous in more ways than one considering how his time went when he first arrived at the club.
His from rags to riches story at West Ham is more a celebration for him than anything else because, without his hard work and determination, he would surely be gone by now. The hard work hasn’t been boasted about either as he has quietly put together some amazing stats since coming to East London. In 79 matches he has scored 9 goals and assisted 16 times.
In the C&H article, they went on to explain that David Moyes is a big-time admirer of the hardworking Scot. It is rumored that the West Ham Gaffer wants to keep the energetic Snodgrass around for as long as possible. Whichever way you look at this potential move, it all makes sense.
It’s good for Snoddy because he has the potential to finish out his career with the Hammers and it’s good for the Hammers because they get to keep someone around with heart and passion. Not mention, his leadership will come in handy as West Ham seems to lack any type of leader behind Mark Noble.
If the Hammers can work this deal out, you probably won’t see Robert Snodgrass patrolling the pitch week in and week out but you will hear him and he will be a massive presence in the locker room which is almost more beneficial in a way.