Blues fans could be in for a colossal disappointment in the summer according to one former player.
And given the nature of the club he’d be going to, it would just be rubbing salt into the wounds at this stage. It’s no secret that Birmingham City fans have been enjoying the form of Scott Hogan in recent weeks, but former Premier League strike Kevin Phillips doesn’t think that the form will last through to next season.
Phillips, who played at St Andrew’s from 2009 – 2011, was speaking to Birmingham Live and made one key observation that should get some Blues fans rather worried as they look ahead to what’s going to happen in the January transfer window:
“Let’s not forget if Villa do go down they might think ‘We have already got a player who can score goals at this level, he is bang in form, we would be daft to let him go’. So that would be an interesting one to see what happens.”
And he raises a good point.
As much as I have been saying in recent weeks that the club need to be doing everything that they can to lock down Hogan and put him in a position where he wants to come back, at the end of the day if Aston Villa do get relegated (oh how fun that would be), and they need to rebuild for the Championship, they’ve got a ready-made forward on their doorstep.
What would you rather?
Villa up, Hogan stays
Villa down, Hogan gone
And they could always just reject any and all calls from us to try and get him back.
So really, is there a little bit of you that thinks Aston Villa staying in the Premier League might actually reap some benefit for the Blues? Because that way we might stand a better chance of bringing him back next season?
What do you make of it all?