The London Evening Standard reports that West Ham’s third bid for Scott Hogan has reached 12.5 million pounds. While Brentford is supposedly holding out for 15 million pounds, Hogan’s absence from Brentford’s FA Cup match against minnows Eastleigh, allegedly for a “minor glute injury”, has given rise to more rumors that the deal is more or less already done and Hogan should be reprogramming his GPS to take him to the London Stadium instead of Griffin Park.
However, the Sun is reporting that the deal may be temporarily delayed as Brentford search in the transfer market for a replacement to Scott Hogan. The west London club’s target is rumored to be Watford’s out-of-favor striker Jerome Sinclair. Sinclair, 20, joined Watford in the summer on a 4 million pound transfer from Liverpool but has not made an impression on the Premier League club and may be looking to jump-start his career for the Bees.
In any case, it appears that Scott Hogan has made his last appearance for Brentford and has made quite the dream rise in ranks, going from non-League football to the bright lights of the Premier League in a few short years. Here’s hoping he can continue to find the magic that has propelled him to a fantastic start to the season in the Championship.