Sheffield Wednesday Eye Move For Former Aston Villa Forward

Sheffield Wednesday are monitoring Birmingham City striker Scott Hogan ahead of a potential move in the January transfer window, as reported by Alan Nixon. 

The Owls boss Danny Rohl, who replaced Xisco Munoz in October of this year, will likely be looking to make additions to his squad in January as he looks to continue their upturn of form.

The Yorkshire outfit have had issues in numerous areas of the pitch this season, However, their lack of goalscoring will undoubtedly be a concern for the former Bayern Munich assistant, with their 13 goals in the league so far is the lowest in the Championship.

“Birmingham City striker Scott Hogan is in Sheffield Wednesday’s shortlist for a new goalscorer,” stated Nixon on his Patreon.

“Blues may let Hogan go before the end of his contract to get his wages off the payroll and Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri is willing to fund a major salary.” he added.

Hogan is an experienced Championship player, amassing 249 appearances in the division alone, netting 67 times. The former Aston Villa and Brentford man has struggled to match his previous efforts so far this season however, only scoring once for Birmingham in the league from his nine starts.

Although the Wednesday boss told The Sheffield Star earlier this week that he would prefer to sign and develop younger players, experience such as Hogan could be vital to the Owls in their battle to stay in the second-tier for 2024 and beyond. However, with Birmingham a potential rival for relegation with their current form, a move may not be as straight forward as they would hope.

Sheffield Wednesday, who have moved off the bottom of the Championship table with a victory over Stoke City at the weekend, travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City in midweek, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak to four.

Writer’s View:

The newly-promoted Championship side will certainly need to add some firepower to their squad in the upcoming window. Although Rohl wants young stars that he can develop, when a team is in a relegation battle, regardless of the division, experience can often be worth its weight in gold.

Therefore, if the Owls can convince Hogan to join and the Blues to let him go before the end of his contract, then this could be a move that suits all parties as the Republic of Ireland international has not been able to live up to his goalscoring pedigree so far under Wayne Rooney’s time in charge.

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