Leeds United: Whites should hold out for more for Snodgrass - Ormsby

Robert Snodgrass.
Robert Snodgrass.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan,

Rumour has it that Leeds have turned down a £3.5m bid for Robert Snodgrass who would get Premier League football if sold.

Should we be selling him at that price and do you think he will go?

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According to the radio it is Norwich that have made the bid and I think they have increased it from their original offer.

But it’s a difficult one to weigh up. Snodgrass will probably want to go because he would be in the Premiership. Norwich have had a great season, won promotion and are a nice club but are they going to be one of those clubs that goes up one season and then back down again – a yo-yo club?

Obviously if Snodgrass makes the move and plays a season in the Premiership then if Norwich get relegated he has at least had the opportunity to show what he can do and see if he is good enough for the Premiership.

It’s like Charlie Adam at Blackpool – they have had a season in the Premiership and been relegated but everyone now knows how good a player he is. I know Blackpool will look to keep him but if they get an offer then they are not going to stand in his way.

I think it could be the same with Snodgrass.

I believe he’s good enough for the Premiership and I think £3.5m – which is what has been quoted – isn’t bad for him, but, on today’s prices, I would hold out for a bit more.

If Norwich are that desperate for him then they will pay a bit extra.

It’s his decision and his future that we are talking about.

Looking back at the season, Snodgrass had a good start and middle but faded towards the end and I think Max Gradel took over towards the end of the season down the flanks.

But I still rate Snodgrass as a very good player.

It is worrying the way that clubs are making bids for our players and it looks as if the likes of Bradley Johnson and Neil Kilkenny will go.

In Snodgrass, Kilkenny and Johnson it is three of the better players and three of the more established pros.

Simon (Grayson) is going to have to replace those with at least as good players, if not better.

Where he is going to get three or four players like that from I don’t know. He is going to have to look around to make sure he brings in the right men.

Indeed, a lot of the disappointment from last season came from the time of the transfer window when Simon didn’t really do anything.

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