Date: 5th June 2018 at 7:00pm
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Robert Snodgrass is highly unlikely to return to the club after his loan spell. The Scottish international made a huge impression during his season at Villa Park and he will be sorely missed.

The winger’s place in the field will need to be filled. No doubt, younger players like Andre Green will be given more opportunities to stake a claim for a first-team place, but we will need more assistance out wide than that. Here are a few suggestions for who we could recruit for next season:

Harry Wilson

The Liverpool winger is likely to be sent out on loan once again this summer, and the Championship is likely to be his destination. He impressed onlookers with his performances for Hull City during the second half of last season.

Seven goals and four assists in 13 Championship games for the Tigers shows a man very capable of playing at this level. The 21-year-old is left-footed but predominantly plays on the right-hand side which would make him a tailor-made replacement for Snodgrass.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Big things are expected of the U17 World Cup winner. With pace to burn and an eye for a goal, the attacking midfielder will be in high demand if Chelsea make him available for loan this summer.

He played exceptionally well for Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup, but he was also an integral part of the Under 23 team that made it to the EFL Trophy semi-final. They lost to Lincoln City on penalties but they were the first academy side to make it to the final four of the competition.

Junior Hoilett

Probably the least likely but the Canadian international is out of contract this summer and has not signed a new deal. The 28-year-old scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists during Cardiff’s promotion campaign.

He was offered a new deal a couple of weeks ago and was reportedly given a week to decide if he was going to sign up. That deadline has long since passed. Wages would likely be a major stumbling block, but there wouldn’t be any harm in at least gauging his interest.

 

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