Our punters here in the Transfer Tavern love deadline day and it’s certainly stepping up a gear as we head into the afternoon.
Aston Villa agree deal to sign Scott Hogan from Brentford. Up to £15m. Hogan on way to medical. Rochdale get £3m (20% sell-on fee)
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 31, 2017
The Championship striker has been in superb form this season for the west London side and so for the Midlands club to get him in suggests that they’ve still got a fair amount of pulling power given they’re also in the second tier.
This marks Steve Bruce’s latest signing in what’s being tipped by many as the moment where the club really look to push on towards the play-off places this season.
But Villa were not the only club interested in Hogan with the likes of West Ham also keen as per The Sun.
It’s Villa Park where the forward is heading, though, and naturally Twitter has had a fair bit to say about the deal with plenty citing that Villa have won the race for him:
gutted really like this boy.
— Paul Duval (@Paulduv71) January 31, 2017
@AndrewMarsh20 funny that villa have beaten West Ham to Scott Hogan though
— Ryan Walker (@Walker1997Ryan) January 31, 2017
Scott Hogan chose Villa over West Ham
— Lewandowski (@Rollsie7) January 31, 2017
— Joe Taber (@joetaber15) January 31, 2017
Our landlord is certainly intrigued to see how Hogan does in the Championship for Villa now and thinks it could be the making of him under Steve Bruce.
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