Robert Snodgrass has extended his contract with West Ham, which sees him stay at the club until the summer of 2021.
While there is a lot of competition for places in midfield and on the right wing – which could see his game time limited next campaign – he is certainly a good option to have in the squad.
Not only has the Scotland international shown an exemplary attitude since joining the club in 2017 – even when being openly criticised by those in high positions within the club – he also impressed on the pitch last season.
He made a total of 28 starts and 10 substitute appearances across all competitions, scoring a total of four goals and assisting five times.
He showed immense technical ability with moments such as his first Premier League goal for the club, which came via a brilliant curling effort from outside the box in a 3-2 home win over Crystal Palace.
The Scot also showed a willingness to work hard defensively and put in a shift for the side, with the 31-year-old making an average of 1.3 tackles per game and 0.5 clearances every match.
There is a lot of uncertainty around the club at the moment, with Arnautovic trying to force a move, as has been reported by Sky Sports, while the Hammers still haven’t managed to sign a striker yet in this transfer window.
There are also other areas where it is unknown whether there will be change, so it is nice to see that someone as dependable as Snodgrass will be sticking around.
It is, of course, important to bring players in and improve the squad, but ensuring the midfielder is staying at London Stadium is also an important piece of business – which the Hammers have done well to do.
Snodgrass became a bit of a fan favourite last season, so it is likely there will be many other West Ham supporters happy to see him staying.