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 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.