Birmingham City are closing in on the signing of Scott Hogan, with the forward poised to join on loan from rivals Aston Villa until the end of the season.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) January 27, 2020
That’s according to Telegraph reporter John Percy, who stated that the 27-year-old will link up with Blues for the remainder of the campaign after a spell with Stoke was cut short.
Villa loaned the Ireland international to the Potters during the summer but he has seriously struggled to make an impact, with boss Michael O’Neill only using Hogan as a sub on three occasions since he took over in November.
Therefore, they were happy to let the ex-Brentford man go and he is expected to finalise a deal to Pep Clotet’s side in the coming days.
Given his struggles at Stoke and with Villa over the past few years, it’s fair to say this potential signing has underwhelmed some Birmingham fans – even though the club need a striker, although some feel he can do a job.
Here we look at some of the comments to the update from Twitter…
Scott Hogan.. If true then whoever recruits for @BCFC is as off form as he is. Hasn't performed since 2016 failed at Villa, Sheffield Utd & now Stoke who are desperate to offload him.
— Blue Tone (@BlueTone65) January 27, 2020
The smell of desperation. #clueless
— Stiz48 KRO (@stiz70) January 27, 2020
People slagging off Scott Hogan before he's kicked a ball for us. Well played….
— Brad Smith (@BrummieBrad) January 27, 2020
Scott Hogan is the player blues should of bought 18 months ago. Hope we get him with an option to buy
— Miles (@Miles18917054) January 27, 2020
Scott Hogan on loan might be ex vile but on his day his a goal scorer I’ll take it 💙 kro
— James Jobbins (@Jobbo89) January 27, 2020
I’d take Scott Hogan all day long #BCFC
— Marshiola (@ScottMarsh10) January 27, 2020
Scott Hogan… Just what we need,another striker that doesn't score goals… What a joke… Embarrassing. #BCFC
— HowsitFlowin (@HowsitFlowin) January 27, 2020