LEEDS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Robert Snodgrass of Leeds celebrates scoring to make it 1-1 during the npower Championship match between Leeds United and Cardiff City at Elland Road on October 30, 2011 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Leeds United captain Robert Snodgrass completed his move to Norwich yesterday, ending a four-year reign with the Whites.
The Scottish international and fan favourite signed a three-year-deal with the Premier League side, after agreeing terms and completing his medical.
In 191 appearances for the club, Snoddy managed to score 41 goals. His dazzling runs and ability to turn defenders inside and out is a sight that will live in many Leeds' fans minds for a long time. Unfortunately due to demise over the past few years, we're used to it and will once again overcome the loss of another crowd pleaser. Beckford, Howson and Gradel have all gone before but Snoddy will, in my opinion, hurt most fans the most.
In admitting his disappointment at Snodgrass leaving, Neil Warnock has confirmed that he thinks Luke Varney will be the replacement on the wing come August.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Warnock said:
"I've always been trying to sign Luke for that role, I'm sure Luke can get double figures in the Championship and we need double figures from someone in that position. You've seen Rob's contribution over the years and I had to make sure we covered that. But we've got to get other signings too - marquee signings if you like - and that was the case before Rob left. It's still the case now.
It's one of those things. You don't want it to happen and you can tell by the way I've been going on that I had no intention of letting him go without a fight. But there comes a point where you have to be realistic and move on.
I don't think we could let it fester. It could only go on so long. There's no way we could have a situation where we're in the last week of pre-season and suddenly he goes. We'd have been completely flummoxed then. We've got to plan without him but we've got time to plan without him and in the next two or three weeks I can set about putting everything in place and the icing on the cake.
Rob wants to play in the Premier League and he wants to play for Scotland regularly and he thinks this is the right way to make that happen. I think Leeds - if we get the right backing now - could be a far bigger club in 12 months' time than the club he's going to but that's my opinion, not his and time will tell. There's no one player bigger than a club - I've always said that wherever I've been."