Bristol City are interested in signing Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan this summer, according to the Bristol Post.
The Robins finished eighth in the Championship last season, four points outside the play-offs and missed out on a place in the top six on the final day of the campaign.
Lee Johnson is looking to bolster his attacking options this summer and has identified Aston Villa striker Hogan as one of his transfer targets.
The Bristol Post claim that Bristol City were interested in signing the striker in January and will target him again this summer.
The 27-year-old made just six substitute appearances for Aston Villa in the Championship last season and failed to score a single goal.
He joined Sheffield United on a six-month loan deal in January, where he would go on to help the Blades win promotion to the Premier League, although he only made eight appearances.
Villa are likely to sell the striker this summer, following their promotion to the Premier League and Hogan has recently been linked with a move to Ashton Gate again, after it was revealed that Sheffield Untied are not prioritising re-signing him.
So, would Scott Hogan be a good signing for Bristol City? We take a look at some of his stats for Sheffield United in the Championship last season.
Hogan scored two goals and registered one assist in eight Championship appearances for Sheffield United during the second half of last season, although it’s important to consider that he only started five matches for the Blades.
The striker averaged 1.3 shots per game and won an average of 0.9 fouls per game, but these stats seem a little low for a striker playing for one of the top sides in the league.
He also averaged 1 offside per game, which he will be keen to improve on and had a pass success rate of 72.%, which is reasonable for a striker.
His stats suggest that there is plenty of room for improvement, although he could still be a good signing for Bristol City.
He only completed two full matches for Sheffield United last season, so you can’t judge him too much based on these statistics.
He could still be able to make an impact for Bristol City next season and it will be interesting to see where he ends up in the summer.