By Amir Mir
Aston Villa have had an offer accepted for Brentford striker Scott Hogan – and fans on Twitter have expressed their excitement.
Dean Jones from Bleacher Report announced the news on his personal Twitter account on Monday evening.
Brentford have accepted offer from Aston Villa for striker Scott Hogan. Doesn't mean they'll get him, player hoped for Premier League move
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 30, 2017
This comes after Telegraph correspondent Jason Birt claimed on his personal Twitter account that Villa, along with Crystal Palace, West Brom and West Ham were interested in the £15million-rated forward.
Told Palace + West Brom looking at Scott Hogan. West Ham still not made another move. Brentford still want £15m. More on @TeleFootball
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) January 30, 2017
Villa have currently have four strikers to choose from in their ranks, Jonathan Kodjia, Gabby Agbonlahor, Jordan Ayew and Ross McCormack.
The latter has been demoted to the Under-23s after failing to turn up to training and being unfit, while Swansea manager Paul Clement confirmed on Monday that Ayew is heading to the Liberty Stadium.
Aston Villa fans on Twitter believe signing Hogan from Brentford would be a real statement of intent from the promotion-chasing side because of the Premier League clubs interested in him.
One supporter stated that if Villa can sign either Hogan or Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes then he will be content with the club’s January transfer business.
The Villa Park faithful were thinking about how good their forward line up could be with the possibility of Hogan teaming up with Jonathan Kodjia.
Overall, fans were pleased that the club had a reported bid accepted for the Bees striker.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Landing Hogan is a real statement when you consider the Premier League interest. Let's see what happens. #AVFC
— Jess (@jhavfc) January 30, 2017
Hogan or Rhodes, and I'll be somewhat content about this window! #AVFC
— Boxy ⁵³ 🦁 (@srbsolihull) January 30, 2017
— Burntwood Villan ⚽️ (@kpvilla) January 30, 2017
So the mystery player linked to us was Scott Hogan #avfc
— Carl Arrowsmith (@Carlos_1982) January 30, 2017
I would rather Rhodes than hogan I think #avfc
— Dale Wootton (@BOOMBEEF) January 30, 2017
In other Aston Villa transfer news, this Premier League ace is set to undergo a medical with these terms agreed.