Scott Hogan admits he would be “happy” to leave Aston Villa and join Birmingham City on a permanent basis this summer, as per BoyleSports.
The 27-year-old has endured a torrid spell at Villa Park since arriving from Brentford in 2017, scoring 10 goals in 60 appearances for the Villans.
After mixed loan spells at Sheffield United and Stoke City, Hogan has been loving life since joining Birmingham on loan in the January transfer window.
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The Republic of Ireland international scored seven goals in eight league games for Blues before the EFL campaign was brought to a halt, forming an impressive strike partnership with Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Birmingham would surely jump at the chance of signing Hogan on a permanent deal if they could, and Hogan has recently admitted that he would be “happy” to do so.
Speaking to BoyleSports, Hogan said: “I have made friends there, they have made me feel at home so I will be happy to do it if it comes about.
“It’s gone really well, yeah,” Hogan added. “I always thought I could do it but it’s just about getting regular games and I have not had that for two or three years now so it’s been tough.
“I got off to a good start and it seems to have gone from there. Personally I’ve done well but as a team we could have done better.
“What’s happened happened and it’s put a stop to it but hopefully we can get back and I can carry on from where I left off.
“Look, it’s totally out of my hands. I think there are clauses in my contract with Villa and things like that that can stipulate what can happen.”
Ahead of the final nine league games of the season, whenever they may be played, Pep Clotet’s side sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table.
It would certainly be the right move in Hogan’s career to sign for Birmingham and continue his good work at St. Andrew’s for good.
The striker has endured a couple of really tough seasons since leaving Brentford for Villa, and he’s struggled for consistent form and regular game time wherever he’s been.
But under Clotet at Blues, Hogan has a manager who trusts in him and plays him week in, week out, and he has proven that he can score goals for fun at this level when given the chance and freedom to go out there and play.