According to reports from the Daily Mail, Aston Villa are looking to sign West Ham United playmaker Robert Snodgrass.
Aston Villa endured a terrible campaign last term in the Championship despite spending huge sums of money on new players and one can be sure that the Villans need to improve significantly in order to mount a sustained Premier League promotion bid this term.
During the current summer transfer window, Villa have not spent mindlessly like they did the last time around but they have brought in a number of experienced players in the form of John Terry, Chris Samba, Glenn Whelan and Ahmed Elmohamady so far.
The aforementioned players all provide the solidity that Villa have been lacking for so many years and now manager Steve Bruce is said to be looking to add more flair to his squad by acquiring an attacking player.
A host of names have been linked with Villa over the past few weeks and according to latest reports from the Daily Mail, claims are being made that the Villans are currently planning a swoop for West Ham United man Robert Snodgrass.
Snodgrass only joined West Ham during the January transfer window last season and he was widely viewed as a replacement for Dimitri Payet, who had controversially forced a move away from the London Stadium.
However, Snodgrass did not even come remotely close to filling in the void left by Payet after putting in a number of uninspired performances and after only six months at the club, there has been widespread speculation that the Hammers could get rid of the Scottish international.
West Ham have spent heavily to sign Marko Arnautovic this summer and it is believed that manager Slaven Bilic would now be ready to offload Snodgrass for the right price.
A host of clubs would be interested in Snodgrass if he is made available due to his undoubted quality and Villa are now said to be looking at the possibility of signing the former Hull City star, though the Midlands club will probably have to land him on an initial loan with view to a permanent deal owing to financial fair play implications.