Snodgrass quits Leeds as Norwich stump up £3m

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LEEDS United captain Robert Snodgrass is on the verge of leaving Elland Road after the club accepted a £3 million offer from Norwich City.

Snodgrass has quit United’s pre-season training camp in Cornwall and is due to open talks with Norwich today ahead of a proposed move to the Premier League club.

It is understood Norwich have negotiated a £3 million deal with £1.5 million to be paid up front.

Leeds manager Neil Warnock has been fighting to retain Snodgrass ever since his appointment as manager in February, naming the Scotland international as club captain and offering him a deal which would have made him the club’s highest paid player.

But Snodgrass declined to accept that offer and entered the final year of his existing contract at the beginning of this month.

Warnock told United’s official website: “I can honestly say that in all my time in football I’ve never worked so hard to keep a player. He’s made it clear what he wants to do and he’s had his head turned.

“He wants to play in the Premier League. He believes his Scotland international career will be better served in the Premier League but I’m not so sure. I’m very disappointed but life moves on.”

Snodgrass joined Leeds from Livingston in the summer of 2008 and has made almost 200 competitive appearances for the club.

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