Scott Hogan has told Stoke-On-Trent Live that he is desperate to leave Aston Villa on a permanent basis and join Stoke City, where he is currently playing on loan.
The 27-year-old striker opted to leave Aston Villa on loan this summer, after the Midlands side signed Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge. It pushed Hogan to third-choice striker, behind Jonathan Kodjia and Wesley.
The Ireland international scored his first goal for Stoke in his second start for the Potters, getting on the end of a Liam Lindsay header to score. Despite his goal, Stoke failed to overcome Derby, drawing 2-2.
Asked after the match, Hogan stated that he is keen to leave Villa on a permanent basis and join Nathan jones’ Stoke as he continues to look for game time on a more regular basis.
“Yes, hopefully, if all fits. I was happy to come here, fitted in well and know a lot of the lads from the national team as well,” Hogan said. “It all depends on having a good season, but that’s what I plan on doing.”
TBR’s view – Hogan needs to leave Aston Villa
Unfortunately for Hogan, his £9million (ESPN) move to Villa back in January 2017 simply has not worked out for the former Brentford hitman. He has scored just 10 goals in 61 appearances for Villa.
Injury, a lack of momentum and more pressure from other strikers has put paid to his chances of breaking into the side and becoming a regular. Now approaching the peak of his career, he needs a permanent move elsewhere.