West Brom consider Robert Snodgrass bid

Albion were today considering a bid for £6m-rated Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass after they rejected a second offer from Derby for wantaway George Thorne.

Albion linked with Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass
Albion linked with Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass

The Baggies are keeping tabs on Snodgrass amid rumours that the Scotland international will leave Carrow Road this summer.

And they have again told the Rams that Thorne is not for sale after turning down a bid of more than £1m last night.

Reports that the Baggies have entered talks with the Canaries over a deal for Snodgrass are premature, with Hawthorns officials yet to make their interest official.

But the 26-year-old Glaswegian is one of the players on the club’s summer watchlist as they look to rebuild their squad following a dismal 2013-14 campaign.

Any concrete move could throw Albion into another transfer tussle with Hull after they beat the Tigers to the signature of defender Jolean Lescott.

Steve Bruce is keen to take Snodgrass to Humberside after agreeing a deal with Tottenham for the permanent signing of Jake Livermore, who impressed on loan last season.

But the Baggies are seriously considering a rival offer after Snodgrass caught their eye despite Norwich’s relegation last season.

Derby had an initial £950,000 offer rejected earlier this month for Thorne, who is keen to move to the iPro Stadium after a successful five-month loan stint last season.

Comments for: "West Brom consider Robert Snodgrass bid"

Captain Mardon International

Good player, is there any substance in this story though?

do lallytap

NON STORY AGAIN EXPRESS & STAR !!

"Reports that the Baggies have entered talks with the Canaries over a deal for Snodgrass are premature, with Hawthorns officials yet to make their interest official"

Reports from a REAL paper say that is a load of old tosh and that it's only a story circulated by his agent to try to generate more ££££ for him

do lallytap

I don't rate him at all

The Real Bully Hoo.

We all see it different don't we. I see him as a good solid player, although we're well stocked already in midfield.

Halesowen Baggie

We have a number of central midfield players, but very little in the way of width. Brunty and Mozza seem to be utilised far more as central players now rather than wider. I do think he'd be a decent signing, but 6.5M? He is undeniably a goal getter and one of their better players..

Would be interested in seeing if we have any interestin Redmond, him and Lescott exchanged tweets yesterday saying that he'd rang him, probably nothing, but you never know...

He's got a lot of family in Birmingham, pacy, young, english, think he'd be decent for us. Can't be any worse than H̶e̶l̶e̶n̶ ̶F̶l̶a̶n̶a̶g̶a̶n̶ Scott Sinclair!

Ronnie Allen

Forget width, we have very little when it comes to creativity, and Brunt and Morrison are not the answer. When Brunt was out injured and Dorrans came in, he did a bit. To my mind he played as well as any of the midfielders and to think that the club tried to sell him and he only got a game thru injury. What must he have been thinking about what he needed to do to get a game? We need more creative players as I cannot think of one that we have.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hi Halesowen.

Good points.

Although I guess the fee is a figure fished from the ether by the journo's.

As for Redmond, I did wonder why we didn't go for him when Norwich bought him. Id there a reason we don't know about because £2 mill was a steal.

Cyril

Good post Halesowen, followed by the usual destructive, negative, muck-raking rubbish from The Great Pretender, Private Alien.

Ronnie Allen

If my post is rubbish Major, then can you please tell the viewers who you think are our creative players who are game changers??

The Real Bully Hoo.

I'm liking the look of all of our summer transfer targets. I know a lot of them will go elsewhere but at least we're looking in the right places.

SammySix

I'll be very surprised and somewhat dismayed if we spend what you imagine is half our transfer budget on this guy. He's a Championship star, but doesn't offer much to justify that region of money for a Prem side. Better spent on Morgan if anyone!

Web Storm Baloni

Snodgrass is an honest workhorse from what i've seen of him...

Web Storm Baloni

Though I think we should allocate the majority of the signing fees to bolster the defence ...

Jack the Hat

Web Storm Baloni,

I believe Brunt will command the left back berth. Graham Williams was converted to left back also and being a former winger helped him tremendously with his positioning, if you get my gist. Brunt Is tall, skillful and plays a good left footed ball forward. I see a new lease of life for our new wing-back. We also have four centre-backs. Not too much wrong with our defence in my book what with youngsters coming through as well.

All the best.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Don't forget Ray Wilson as well Jack, started with us a left winger but converted to a tremendous FB.

Cyril

That demonstration now looks even sillier. I'll bet the 20, (or was it 12) people haven't slept properly since. Let's hope we get Snodgrass. At least we are in the market.

Lee yates

Good player but Seems a bit much for us to pay out on one player especially as at least another 5 first team players needed unless jp has a war chest of around 20 mil hahahaha yeah right!!!!

Jack the Hat

Lee yates,

Why laugh, Jeremy knows this Summer is a big team build that is why he has had the squad heavily pruned. I for one believe some good players will be arriving. We will be in a better situation this season. Yes, better squad coupled with three hundred extra seats are the main aims this time around.

Onward and upward with the BAGGIES.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

THEGREENMAN

Once again the E&S can't get a headline correct. Snodgrass has always been classed as a winger and would be a good choice as the winger we need to sign. He can take players on, can cross the ball and has also a good shot on him. He maybe didn't have a great time last season, but he was part of a very poor side.

I know we are going to be linked with all and sundry in the coming weeks, but if this is genuine interest from the club it can only be good for us.

Mboy

This would be a good signing, but he needs to realise that if he played for us, he wouldn't get half as many free kicks as he got for Norwich when he throws himself to the ground. Only saying....

AndyH

Oh dear,

seriously fella.....if we signed him...IF that is....and there is contact on him and he does not go down...you'd be one of the first on here posting about being a pro and going down with contact.

I'm all for fair play but....mate.....throws himself to the ground...really...can you find a clip for us all to have a gander at to confirm your comments

regards

AndyH

Mboy

I have formed that opinion as I have seen him myself. Have a look at Tony Pulis' comments on him after a game at Carrow Road a couple of seasons ago.

AndyH

Morning,

So can I please have an actual example...I'm not being narky but you indicate he goes down easy...I'd like an example.

And as for Tony Pulis.....his teams are not exactly known for staying on their feet are they....they do seem to stretch the laws of the game as far as they can go....

anyway..it's all conjecture as if he signs for us maybe it would be us for a change that got the free kicks rather than them being awarded against us...

regards fella

AndyH

Wbaforever

Mboy

Pulis having ANY sort of complaints about underhand tactics is richer than Abramovich and Mansoor rolled into one.

Mboy

Andy H - research it yourself - it took me about 5 seconds to find one instance and I'm sure that I could find more, if I so choose.

In my OPINION, he goes down very easily.

My original comments are referring to the FACT that when Shane Long went down easily for us, he got very little from the refs. As soon as he went to Hull, he goes down very easily against us and gets a penalty.

Mboy

AndyH - Sunderland 0 Norwich 0 last season - read the report.

May I also refer you to the first sentence of my original post as I believe that he is a good player but he has an unfortunate trait (bit like Suarez, I guess!!!)

AndyH

Hi Mboy,

I still think it's a bit harsh on the player really....I've read the report....but one swallow does not make a summer.....or one instance of going over easily (diving) makes a Tom Daley.

Yes it's your opinion and more power to your elbow for having it.....

but if he signed for us I'd not be unhappy

regards

AndyH

Mboy

I, also, would be very happy if we signed him. There were rumours that we nearly signed him when he was still at Leeds. Would put a bit of pressure on Brunty.

Jack the Hat

That is the third wide-man we have been connected with of late. We are looking to fill the right positions.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

AndyH

Afternoon,

we need a winger....he's a good winger.....so that's two we've been linked with this week and either would be good additions to the squad.

The only issue I've got with the squad coming together now is that we've got the centre back we needed and the attacking midfielder / emergency right back....but could we be linked with some fullbacks please.....I'm not overly worried as there is loads of time until the season starts and at least this year we've got 2 players in the bag already....but full backs....unless there is another cracking gem in the academy that is...

oh, and a striker as well.....or 2......

sounds like I want the moon on a stick.......

AndyH

Jack the Hat

A couple of full-backs, wide-men and strikers and I would be happy. We now have enough Centre-backs.

Come on you BAGGIES.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

colindbaggie

Would be a good signing if it isnt all pie in the sky, but it does show movement in the right direction. Also i hope they can get Thorne to stay should just tell Derby if they want him the price is 5million deal or no deal.

OAB AAB.

Jay

IMO I think if we could get him for about 3.5 with poss 1m ad ons fine , but I wouldn't mind Adam Johnson from Sunderland if we are going to shell out 6 mill he's been good we're ever he has been plus he is good mates with lescott when they both played at City . I know this May be a big shout but what about Ashley young from United he prob won't get much game time under van gal and he can play on the wing and up front if needed prob cost about the same 6-7 mill I think they will look to use brunt as cover for left back this season as he can spray balls from the back . I think we should also make a loan move for the young striker from United Wilson he looked good when gigs played him and he scored so ye everything is looking good I just hope alan irvine doesn't have his pants pulled down by all these signings.

Jack the Hat

Jay,

Good call, Sometimes players are invigorated by a change of clubs and it spurs them on.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Jay.

Good shouts but the wages on top of the fees for Young or Johnson might be a deal breaker.

Wbaforever

Bully

Young is a gifted, but niggly player. He spends so much time on the floor, he must have a cauliflower ar**

I think his ego would be bigger than his wage demands too.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hi Forever.

That's the other thing with both of these, questionable attitudes. We don't want any more of those in the dressing room.

flintoff

I do know that reading the Norwich City boards that most of the fans were more than happy with him, his work rate was never questioned but he just lacked that bit of quality.

THEGREENMAN

The Brum Mail are reporting that our scouting system are looking far and wide for players, saying that we could possibly get better value abroad, due to transfer fees over here being so inflated. Irvine has apparently said he is after 2 strikers, 2/3 full backs and a wide man.

flintoff

Funny you should say that Mr Greenman, I said same thing and Mr Cyril slagged me off.

The Real Bully Hoo.

dear mr alan jones.

i assume you are talking about the post on the george thorne thread in which case at best you're bending the truth and at worse you're telling porkies.

as you well know mr cyril was stating that derby could go for cheaper options abroad not us and it was for a totally different reason.

if you think that mr cyril was slagging you off then your skin must be thinner than wolves championship squad. mr cyril is a gentleman and administered a polite ticking off to you. far better than you deserve.

yours sincerely mr bully.