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Will Hogan Be a Hero?

Brentford striker linked to West Ham

Brentford v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship
Will Hogan trade East for West London?
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Brentford striker Scott Hogan has attracted a lot of attention in the transfer window, as he has already scored 14 goals in 25 appearances for the West London club this season and was quoted as saying he would welcome to a move to the Premier League.

Slaven Bilic has talked up the Bees striker in the Mirror, saying that “He’s a good player... very sharp, quick. A good finisher”. Billic also added that “He’s not on our roster though”. A smaller, quicker striker would be a good addition to the team that lacks pace up front to compliment the physical presence of Andy Carroll.

Brentford v Cardiff City - Sky Bet Championship
Hogan scoring against Cardiff City.
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Brentford have been rumored to have rebuffed a 10 million pound offer for Hogan from West Ham already, with the club looking to get 15 million pounds for the player. While this may seem like a heady sum for a unproven Premier League striker, it is important to remember that the player is only 24 and has been one of the driving forces in Brentford’s success this year.

Brentford may be holding out for a large sum, but with the increased television revenue and gate receipts at the London Stadium, money shouldn’t be an issue for the club. Buying a young player that has proven to be a good finisher, even in the Championship, is better than throwing money down memory lane.