Throwback 2012: A Little Bird Told Snoddy

Leeds Chairman Ken Bates has revealed that the club have made a final contract offer to club captain Robert Snodgrass, who has just twelve months left on his existing deal.

Speaking to Yorkshire Radio, Bates said: ‘Snodgrass is a very gifted player and a leader. Ideally, Neil would like to build his team around him, both as a dynamic midfielder/winger and as a captain because he is good captain material.’

‘We have made the offer and we think it is as far as we can go and we should have an answer sooner rather than later.’

Neil Warnock has expressed his desire to keep Snodgrass at the club so that he can build a team around him as the Leeds aim to get promoted back to the Premiership next season.

‘Snoddy is one player I would like to see at the club next season. We can build a team around him and that is what I want to do,’ said Warnock.

‘He is out of contract next summer and I have had talks with his agent about signing a new contract. I just want him to give me one full season to try to get the club promoted and if I don’t do it, I would be happy to have a clause inserted in any new deal saying he can leave for a set fee.’

Snodgrass has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs for a summer transfer, notably Norwich City who have poached Bradley Johnson and Jonny Howson from the Yorkshire club in the past couple of years.

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