Sunderland confirm interest in West Ham winger

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson has confirmed his interest in bringing West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass to the Stadium of Light this summer.

On the move?

Despite having only arrived at the Olympic Stadium in January of this year for £10.2 million, reports breaking yesterday afternoon revealed that the Scottish wide-man had been informed that he is free to leave the club over the coming weeks.

Snodgrass’ performances with the Hammers were not to the standard that had been expected, with the 29-year-old having failed to score in 15 appearances for the club.

Black Cats interest

Following news making its way around England that Snodgrass had been deemed surplus to requirements by Slaven Bilic, a number of sides were reported to have immediately expressed an interest in his signature.

Among these were Championship outfit Sunderland, with manager Simon Grayson, who worked with Snodgrass at Leeds United, having admitted:

‘When people like him become available you would be foolish not to consider it.’

‘That would be a deal dictated by finances.’ 

‘Can we do it? Who knows, but we might ask the question.’

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