With Aston Villa already seeing some arrivals this summer after securing our return to the Premier League via the Championship Play-Off route, there’s also plenty of talk about potential departures and one of the biggest names on fans lips will be former Brentford striker Scott Hogan and he’s now been linked with Bristol City.
Having overcome a few injuries during his time at Griffin Park, Republic of Ireland international Hogan certainly excelled under head coach Dean Smith and it tempted us into paying a reported £9million plus clauses for his services in the January 2017 window, but his time at Villa Park hasn’t been great.
Ten goals in 32 starts and 29 substitute showings isn’t a brilliant return and many wondered if he’d get a second lease of life following the arrival of Smith as he knew how to play to his strengths to get the best from him. It wasn’t to be and he spent the second half of the year out with automatically promoted Sheffield United.
The Mirror (19/6 – P48) have linked Bristol City with a move for the 27-year-old and at this stage most fans would simply ask ‘how much’ although the claim is we’ll let him leave on a free to draw a line under his spell here.
With a recent previous report linking us with Ashton Gate centre-half Adam Webster and him carrying a reported £12million price tag in their eyes, a number of fans on social media saw a quick fix here to suit all sides.
Swap + cash for Webster done????
— Matthew McRoberts (@MattyMcAVFC) June 19, 2019
— Rassie Griebenow (@RGriebenow) June 19, 2019
Free sounds good… I can arrange to give him a lift ????????
— Alex Horton???????? (@AV_Horton26) June 19, 2019
Swap deal for Webster? #avfc
— Plastic Eccy (@EccoDave) June 20, 2019
I'll drive him there myself!
— pacbuddies (@pcrayth) June 19, 2019
No need to ‘plot’ just take him!
— ToneTravels (@ToneTravels) June 19, 2019
Hopefully it happens ????
— Kye (@kyzzaa_) June 19, 2019
Have him for free lads
— Lewis Griffiths (@lewisgriff13) June 19, 2019
Give them 10 mill for him.
— Captain Grealish. (@10Grealish) June 19, 2019