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Two years after fighting to keep him, Dean Smith ready to let Scott Hogan go

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Two years after fighting to keep him, Dean Smith ready to let Scott Hogan go

Aston Villa are ready to let Scott Hogan move away from Villa Park.

It looks as though Aston Villa are ready to give up on Scott Hogan. The Republic of Ireland international frontman is up for sale. As reported by the Daily Mail, the likes of Sheffield United and Bristol City are both keen on signing the player.

It marks an incredible turnaround for the player with regards to his current boss Dean Smith. Back in January 2017, Smith was desperately trying to keep hold of the player.

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At that time Hogan was one of the Championship’s leading marksmen and Aston Villa were snooping. Smith was his manager at Brentford and was desperate to keep him at Griffin Park.


“Everyone has a value at Brentford, but that does not mean we will sell players for less than they are worth to us.

“Scott is a great player and it is no surprise that there is plenty of interest in him.”

– Dean Smith commenting on Scott Hogan in 2017

 

However, he eventually had to sell when Aston Villa made a bid that was too good to refuse. Aston Villa ended up agreeing a deal which could have been worth up to £12 for the player, as reported by the BBC.

Since then he has been blighted by niggling injuries and poor form. However, when Smith was announced as the replacement for Steve Bruce, there was hope Hogan could have turned things around.

That has not been the case. Two years after fighting hard to keep hold of Hogan, Smith is now ready to let him go. Things can change very quickly in the world of football.

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