Averaging more key passes than Santi Cazorla, Wayne Rooney and Adam Lallana this season, there is little doubt that Robert Snodgrass would be receiving more widespread recognition if he played for a bigger club than Norwich.
No team has scored fewer Premier League goals than Norwich this season with two games remaining, with £8.5m summer signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel being a major flop as he has failed to find the net since the opening day.
Snodgrass certainly can’t be blamed for Norwich’s failings, as he is joint top-scorer from midfield with six goals and he also averages two key passes in every game.
Furthermore, only West Ham’s Stewart Downing provides more accurate crosses per game on average than the Scotland international.
Yet, Snodgrass has only registered two assists this season, which is a sum that could almost certainly have been quadrupled if strutting his stuff for a club with bigger aspirations than battling relegation.
Not that Norwich are on track to be successful with this objective, as they find themselves in the bottom three with Arsenal and Chelsea still to play, making them 9/100 to be facing the likes of Bournemouth and Huddersfield in the Championship next season.
Should they fail to escape, Snodgrass is one of a handful of players destined to depart, especially given he will only have one year remaining on his Carrow Road contract.
Unsurprisingly there will be no shortage of takers for his signature whether Norwich are relegated or not.
Leading the way are his boyhood favourites Celtic and a Newcastle side that could unquestionably do with some inspiration after a horrid end to the current campaign, which has seen them lose six league games on the spin.
Given that as many as four wingers may be on the move from Newcastle this summer and manager Alan Pardew wanting to buy British after a busy period in the French market, Snodgrass would look an ideal option.
When it comes to generating chances from the wide areas, Hull are one club that lack more than most in this department, with little creativity available to Steve Bruce aside from Tom Huddlestone.
With Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic in the side, this year’s FA Cup finalists could well be pushing for a top-half finish in the next campaign with Snodgrass supplying more chances.