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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Robert Snodgrass has revealed he could have been part of Norwich City’s Premier League adventure right from the very start.
The Canaries’ long-term transfer target finally completed his protracted move from Leeds recently and made his debut in the 1-1 midweek home friendly draw against Ajax. Snodgrass was heavily linked with a potential Norfolk switch 12 months ago and the Scottish international admitted he was tempted by the prospect before opting to stay in Yorkshire.
The 24-year-old, however, was keen to revive a possible deal despite the managerial change at Carrow Road over the summer.
“If Leeds had sold me it would have happened earlier because that was all that was holding it up. I was very interested about it the year before,” he said. “There were different things, they were going to kick on at Leeds. I stayed there and bought into what was meant to be happening but it didn’t really pan out so I thought it was time to move on.
“I saw what Norwich did last year and got a few pointers from some of the lads about how well it is and how nice a place to stay and what a close group it is, so everything came together for me to make this decision.
“The manager here said he’d watched me for a couple of years as well. Paul Lambert did what he had to do. He moved on. Norwich City will move on without Paul Lambert, football moves on all the time, the same as Leeds will move on without Robert Snodgrass. So I’m just glad to be here in terms of getting it done, meeting the lads, getting used to this place and trying to kick on.”