Date: 2nd April 2020 at 8:00am
Written by: Mark Day

Well that would certainly put a dampener on things wouldn’t it?

Not only could we be set to lose Jude Bellingham in the summer, but if Paul Robinson has anything to say about it, then we could be set to lose another key piece of the puzzle when it comes to the team this season.

Scott Hogan has been on fine form for the Blues since making the move across the city, scoring seven goals in nine appearances for the club, but speaking to Football Insider, the former England goalkeeper said that if Hogan keeps up the run of form that he is on right now, then it seems almost inevitable that Aston Villa aren’t going to be willing to let him go in the summer.

“Hogan is doing himself no harm, he is scoring goals at that level regularly and playing well, so it would be silly not to put him back into the ranks. You do not know what has been said and why they are not in Dean Smith’s plans but I see no reason not to pull those two back into the squad.”

What would you rather?

Villa up, Hogan stays

Villa up, Hogan stays

Villa down, Hogan gone

Villa down, Hogan gone

Hogan’s contract at Villa doesn’t expire until next summer, so if the Blues were to want him back, then it would have to take an awful lot for them to consider letting him come back to us, especially if he keeps up the run of form that he is in right now. Regardless of what division they find themselves in, with this sort of goal return, they’d be foolish not to at least consider him for their team.

This is why I said that the club need to use this time off wisely to start thinking about the summer window, because in all likelihood, if things carry on the way they are, then losing Hogan seems inevitable, so we need to think about the best way to replace him.

Otherwise, we can find ourselves back to where we were in the early part of the season, struggling to score goals.

 
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3 Replies to ““It would be silly”: Former England player casts major shadow over future of Birmingham City ace”

  • Yes Villa should forget about their expensive signings of Samatta and Wesley and play a player who has scored 7 goals for them in 3 seasons and doesn’t suit their style of play. When it fails badly and they are struggling at the foot of the championship we can get agent Hogan back on a free.

  • As Ijaz has said. But their is also the player he may not want to play for the club that the fans of sent him heat mail he may not want to stay at a club that play him wrong and then blame him for their mistakes. The player himself holds a lot of the cards. He will most likely hand in a transfer request. Why keep a player that don’t want to be there. KRO

  • I also believe he has a young family which is settled in the area. If he moved to blues he wouldn’t need to move house. This could be an important factor if/when he switches club.

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