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Two clubs battle for Snodgrass deal

snoddy5Aston Villa and Sunderland are scrapping it out to take Robert Snodgrass into Championship action.

The Scotland winger has been training with the under 23s and is now very much out of Slaven Bilic’s plans for the season.

And ClaretandHugh has learned this evening that his two former bosses ,Steve Bruce at Villa and the Black Cats’ Simon Grayson, are keen to give him a route out of his West Ham hell.

Both want to take the 29 year old on loan for a season on a wage sharing deal with a clause written that should he help his next club to promotion they sign him on a permanent deal.

Villa are slight favourites  to get the winger who cost the Hammers around £7 million in the January window  but their percentage share of his wages isn’t known at this stage.

Sunderland though are keen and have a little more money that the midlands club so there’s a real chance that Glasgow born Snodgrass could finish up in the north east.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon