Scott Hogan, who has been with Aston Villa since January 2017, has hinted that a move could be on the cards this summer if he isn’t getting a real shot in the team, according to reports on the Birmingham Live.
Hogan moved to Villa Park in January 2017 and didn’t have a great spell there for the remainder of the 2016/17 season. He then hoped he would improve under new manager Dean Smith but things didn’t go to plan.
After not having the best couple of seasons, Hogan is considering his future at Villa Park. Reports state that he believes Smith knows that he is capable of performing well and could help Aston Villa in the Premier League.
I’ve got a good relationship with the manager. He has had me before and he knows what I’m about. I’ve got to go in and get my head down and try break into that team.
Hogan then went onto talk about his future if he doesn’t get the chance to prove himself in this team:
The important thing is I get maybe 40 games under my belt because I’m confident if I get 40 games, I’ll get 25 goals.
He did, however, suggest that if he couldn’t break into the team he would have to look elsewhere, but that the decision was completely up to the manager and the bosses at Villa Park as they prepare for life back in the top flight.
Why should Dean Smith keep hold of Scott Hogan?
Hogan can be one of the more experienced players in the squad, despite only being 27 years of age and that will be a helping hand in the Premier League.
At his prime
At the age of 27, Hogan should just be getting into his prime and therefore could have his best years ahead of him. Being in the Premier League could help him play better too.
As a Republic of Ireland international, Hogan will feel that he can make the step up in the Premier League.
Deal with Premier League pressure
Due to playing at an international level, and playing in the play-offs for Aston Villa before, he will be able to deal with the pressure that comes with the Premier League.