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Aston Villa ready up for Scott Hogan departure

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Villa are ready to move on from Scott Hogan

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Scott Hogan, by all accounts, has been told that he is free to leave Aston Villa in the next few days - should an appropriate offer reach the club.

According to Sky Sports, the striker has been given the go-ahead to leave the Villa after failing to make a single league start for the club this season. The article states that promotion contenders Sheffield United are leading the race, closely followed by heavy interest from Bristol City. Both clubs are interested in a loan deal, but Hogan’s wages could stunt any effort to move the player on.

Hogan is no poor player, but is probably the best example of Villa’s gluttony after their relegation to the English Football League Championship. After spending massive fees on the striking duo of Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia, Villa went ahead to sanction the signing of Hogan - three deals for the same position that cost the club far too much money, and it can be argued that all three of the deals fell short, some more than others.

Scott Hogan may yet have a part to play down the line for Aston Villa, but if he is to leave the club on loan this winter, it’s a big hint that he’ll probably be done at the club for good. It never really worked out for Hogan at Villa, and it didn’t ever seem like it was going to. There was a lot working against him, and the pressure was all too great when his chance came.