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‘This could prove to be a stroke of genius’ – Bristol City eye Aston Villa man: Opinion

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Bristol City manager Lee Johnson will be looking to further compliment his squad this summer, having had an impressive campaign last season finishing up in eighth place in the Championship, just four points adrift of the play-off places.

One player in Johnson’s sights is Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan, according to the Bristol Post, who was a target of the Robins in the January window, though on that occasion they missed out, with the 27-year-old heading to Sheffield United for the second half of the season.

But with parent club Villa plus the Blades showing no sign of taking Hogan with them into the Premier League, would it prove a wise move if he signed at Ashton Gate?

We discuss……..

Kealan Hughes

“This could prove to be a stroke of genius. On the other hand it is a massive gamble.

“Hogan has been out of form for a long while now, injuries haven’t helped but it means it would be a risk for any club to sign him.

“It’s clear he has quality, and if he regained confidence he could prove very difficult to stop next year. However he could be quite an expensive signing and Bristol City can’t afford a player who doesn’t perform.”

Gary Hutchinson

“Depends entirely on the price.

“He could be a massive signing, he’s scored goals at this level before and has potential.

“He’s had a couple of terrible seasons though and I fear he’s lost the momentum.

“If they breathe new life into him, great. If not, it could backfire rapidly.”

Toby Wilding

“This would be a good signing for both parties.

“Hogan has gone off the radar somewhat in recent years, but he is could still make an impact at this level if he is given the chance to do so.

“The Robins want a striker who can push them towards the top six, and Hogan will surely want the opportunity to show he can compete in the top six of the Championship.”

George Brooks

“Hogan would be a great signing for Bristol City.

“Things didn’t work out for him at Aston Villa, but he showed during his loan spell with Sheffield United last season that he still has plenty to offer.

“He scored some important goals for the Blades and could be an important player for the Robins next season.”

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