As has been well documented over the last week or so, the Scotland international had turned down the offer of a new and improved long-term extension with The Tigers, and his current deal was set to expire at the end of the current season.
It had been mooted that Snodgrass – a lifelong Celtic supporter – would be keen on a move to Parkhead in the January transfer window, with a cut-price figure of £4 million mentioned for his services, but current Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is not known to have any interest in the 29-year-old.
A play-maker of definite quality, there would’ve been many takers for Snodgrass, but his situation took a dramatic twist this afternoon.
According to Sky Sports, Hull have invoked a clause adding one more year onto Snodgrass’s deal, meaning he is now contracted to the KC Stadium until the summer of 2018 – even though it’s publicly accepted he’d rather leave the club.
It means that even if Rodgers and Celtic do have an interest in Snodgrass, it is likely to cost the Glasgow giants a lot more than £4 million now.
It seems the slim hope of a homecoming for Snodgrass is dead in the water – for now, at least.
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