West Ham assistant coach Alan Irvine has admitted that he tried to sign Robert Snodgrass while he was working for West Brom.
When he was in charge of the Baggies in 2014, Irvine was keen to bring in Snodgrass to his side at the time but failed to complete a deal.
After being deemed surplus to requirements at West Ham by Slaven Bilic last summer, Snodgrass has now found himself on a loan spell with Championship high-flyers Aston Villa.
Recent reports have however suggested that current Hammers manager David Moyes wants to bring Snodgrass back from his loan spell.
And Irvine said: “I don’t think so. I believe that he is there for the year, I don’t know what the arrangement was, I am not aware of any opportunity for us to recall him. He is doing really well, I saw a but of him at the weekend and the quality he has and funny enough, he’s a player I tried to sign at West Brom but didn’t get to him. But I don’t think that we can call him back.”