as reported by the birmingham mail,
Aston Villa will have to stump up £12m if they want to sign winger Robert Snodgrass on a permanent deal this summer, it has been claimed.
Snodgrass signed on loan for Villa from Premier League West Ham United last summer after the Scot was frozen out under former manager Slaven Bilic.
Comments from owner David Sullivan understandably didn’t go down well with Snodgrass either, when Sullivan claimed that his children had pleaded with him not to sign the winger from Hull City in the first place.
Compatriot David Moyes was understood to have been interested in bringing Snodgrass back to the London Stadium in January, but there was no such clause in his deal at Villa and he has remained here for the entire campaign.
He’s shone under Steve Bruce, too; Snodgrass has plundered eight goals and contributed 13 assists to date, including dramatic winners at play-off rivals Sheffield United and Middlesbrough.
Bruce has managed to get the best out of Snodgrass, a player he knows well having worked with him at Hull City.
He’s hinted previously that he’d be open to a permanent move to Villa Park this summer having fitted in well with the claret and blue squad, though at £12m it’s likely that Villa will need to be a top flight team themselves next season if they’re to secure Snodgrass’ services on a long-term deal.
Villa are four points behind second placed Cardiff with three matches to play, though the Bluebirds have a game in hand.
Decisions will also need to be made and deals potentially pursued for Sam Johnstone and Lewis Grabban, while Axel Tuanzebe and Josh Onomah will return to their parent clubs.
West Brom have been linked with a move for Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton this summer, according to the Sunday People.
The right-back, who has been a regular when fit under Steve Bruce this season, has made more than 150 appearances for the claret and blues since arriving from Tottenham in 2011.
After a number of loan spells at Bolton, Nottingham Forest and Mallorca, Hutton has reintegrated himself in the Villa squad having been infamously bombed out by Paul Lambert, along with a number of other senior players.
The Scottish international is out of contract this summer, and it’s unlikely that he’ll be offered a new one unless the claret and blues