Aston Villa's busy transfer deadline day has continued, after one of the more protracted outgoing deals of this month was finally completed after Sheffield United revealed the signing of Scott Hogan on a season-long loan deal.
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Hogan who was signed by Villa two years ago for a fee upwards of £10 million from Brentford has struggled for game time, goals and confidence during his time at the Villa so far. After two great spells at previous clubs, Hogan hit the rocks directly as he moved to Villa.
It's no secret that Hogan was poorly managed at Villa, with former manager Steve Bruce moving to ostracise the striker and opting for Jonathan Kodjia and Tammy Abraham over one of his most expensive signings.
While the move for Tammy Abraham has been massively successful, it has meant that there is no place right now for Hogan in the Villa squad.
There has been no news of a transfer option in Hogan's loan contract, which means that Hogan should be able to return next season for Villa, should Dean Smith want him. They'll need someone in to replace Tammy Abraham anyway.
Best of luck, Scott.