x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Robert Snodgrass ends contract negotiations with Leeds

Midfielder feels let down by lack of acquisitions and was overlooked for the captain's armband.

Leeds United's Robert Snodgrass scored a penalty in the FA Cup s match against Arsenal.
Leeds United's Robert Snodgrass scored a penalty in the FA Cup s match against Arsenal.

Robert Snodgrass has terminated negotiations with Leeds United over extending a contract due to expire in 18 months time. The club's key creative force as they pursue promotion to the Premier League, Snodgrass has been disappointed by terms that failed to offer him parity with Leeds' best-paid players.

The 24-year-old also feels he has been let down on promises that the club would strengthen its playing squad to aid the attempt to reach the Premier League. Last week, Leeds agreed the sale of club captain Jonny Howson to Norwich City for £750,000 plus variables. Snodgrass, meanwhile, was overlooked for the captaincy in favour of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, a summer signing.

While Everton have cooled their interest after signing Darron Gibson, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich have asked to be kept informed about the playmaker's availability. Snodgrass had scored eight times in 21 Championship appearances ahead of yesterday's match with Ipswich, having accelerated his return from emergency appendix surgery.