Scott Hogan has admitted that he would be “happy” to leave Aston Villa and join Birmingham City on a permanent basis this summer.
The 27-year-old has been a roaring success since switching Villa Park for St. Andrew’s in January, after what has been a bitterly disappointing spell at Villa.
Hogan joined Villa from Brentford in 2017 after impressing for the Bees, but he has since disappointed, netting only 10 goals in 60 games for the Villans.
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After flattering to deceive on loan at Sheffield United and Stoke City, Hogan has been in electric form for Blues, scoring seven goals in eight league matches for Pep Clotet’s side.
Speaking to BoyleSports, Hogan admitted that he would be “happy” to join Blues on a permanent deal having settled into life at St. Andrew’s really well indeed.
He 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. 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.”
Birmingham fans would obviously jump at the chance to sign Hogan for good, and plenty of fans have reacted to the striker’s latest comments.
Here’s what they had to say, via the Birmingham City News page on Facebook…
Colin Carberry: He needs to bang a transfer request in ASAP, especially with Che Adams coming onto the market. Hogan can’t afford to squander any more of his career at Villa – it just hasn’t worked out for him there, both parties need to cut their losses and move on…
Michael Kelly: Saying the right words, but a goalscorer in the championship is priceless so can’t see Veeela letting him go now
Ian Hitch: As much as id love it . I don’t think we can afford him now.
Matthew McCarthy: He won’t come here. If villa get relegated they’ll probably want to keep him, or they’ll out price us because of his form
Matthew Hession: Couldn’t afford his wages never mind the fee
Derek Kirk: Sign him up we should have a bit of cash with the sale of jude to man u
Della Beesley: Would love him ea permanent
Chris Machin: Sign him up ASAP, pure class since joining