Birmingham City striker Scott Hogan has stated that the rivalry with Aston Villa ‘doesn’t matter’, and that he made the decision to join the Blues for himself.
The forward joined Pep Clotet’s side in January on a loan deal that will last until the end of the campaign. He joined from the other side in Birmingham, Aston Villa.
His career didn’t quite work out the way he’d have hoped at the Villains following a move from Brentford a few years ago.
Now, he’s joined Birmingham and is showing glimpses of his former self having scored seven goals in his first eight games for the club.
Hogan has expressed that it was a decision that he had to make for himself, and that he didn’t care about the rivalry when deciding to go to Birmingham until the end of the campaign.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hogan said: “I’m not from the area so I’m not in with the rivalry as much, but it doesn’t matter about the rivalry, it had to be about myself, my decision and this is the one I made.
“In all fairness, you get the odd little bit of stick but I know a lot of Villa fans and players and they wish me luck every week. The Blues fans have welcomed me really well, too.”
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Scott Hogan has been excellent since joining the club, and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to join the Blues in the summer if they stump up the required sum.
It’s not very often you see players move between Aston Villa and Birmingham but it’s worked out very well for the player, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens should the Villains get relegated.
He’s been brilliant at St. Andrews and is showing why he can still perform in the Championship, and proving quite a few critics wrong.
It’ll be a topsy turvy transfer window, and this could be a move that the way it’s going, both player and Birmingham will want to see happen.