After a comprehensive poll on The Claret & View Facebook page, it seems a very favorable amount of Aston Villa supporters have made up their minds about who they would like to see as a mainstay winger for the future. Over 2,000 people voted in the poll and 57% (1,100) voted that they would prefer Leicester City and ex-Villa winger Marc Albrighton over Robert Snodgrass if Villa achieve promotion this season.
News broke earlier in the week that West Ham are supposedly looking for 12 million pounds in exchange for Robert Snodgrass when he returns from his loan at Villa. Snodgrass has been a breath of fresh air since joining Villa last summer. The Scottish winger has found the back of the net eight times this season, including the memorable winners against Sheffield United and Middlesbrough. Snodgrass has also shown relentless pursuit of teamwork with 13 assists currently. Steve Bruce has undoubtedly gotten the best out of Snodgrass this season, something that was lacking for Snodgrass at West Ham under manager Steven Bilic. Steve Bruce has managed Snodgrass before at Hull City and it has to be said that the previous relationship may have had something to do with Snodgrass agreeing to join Aston Villa in the first place. The 30 year old winger definitely has more in the tank in terms of a playing career, but would his rumored price tag merit a permanent move to Aston Villa?
Marc Albrighton has been fairly good for Leicester City this season. He has played 32 games in the Premier League this season so far, scoring twice and assisting on seven goals. Albrighton found himself in the news a few weeks ago for publicly claiming that his dream of being a part of the England set-up is over for him after not being selected by England manager Gareth Southgate. Albrighton recieved many praises by pundits and talking heads alike that he should in fact be involved in the England team. That’s not generally a case whenever a player publicly claims he is not happy being left out, but it shows just how good and respected Albrighton is. The 28 year old winger is not only a former Aston Villa player, but also a big Aston Villa supporter.
On game days, you will often find people posting pictures of running into Albrighton at Villa Park on social media. That’s the kind of dedication that diehard supporters love to see, even when a lot of supporters wonder why Albrigton was sold by Villa in the first place. If Villa are able to achieve promotion this season, Albrighton would be a fabulous option for Villa to bring in when Robert Snodgrass departs back to West Ham.