Report: West Ham submit bid for Championship striker, receive emphatic answer
By Dominic Toner
West Ham have had a bid rejected for Brentford striker Scott Hogan, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim that the Hammers have had a £10million offer turned down by Championship side Brentford and they value him at up to £15million
It is understood that Hogan is prepared to leave for Premier League football, despite having 18 months still left on his existing deal.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 4, 2017
West Ham are keen to sign a new striker in the January window as loan singings Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza have failed to settle at the London Stadium.
Hogan has been in fantastic form this season for Brentford and has scored 14 goals in 26 appearances across all competitions.
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He has been one of the best players in the Championship this season and is only behind Dwight Gayle and Glenn Murray in the league’s goal scorers chart.
Football Insider verdict:
West Ham should return with another bid for striker Hogan as they are in need of some extra firepower in attack. He has looked unplayable in the Championship and deserves the opportunity to play in the Premier League. The Hammers can’t rely on Andy Carroll as the main source of goal as he is injury prone. Meanwhile, Michail Antonio is West Ham’s top scorer this season and that shows that they are needing a regular goalscorer. Hogan should be given the opportunity at West Ham to step up a division and could trouble Premier League defences with his power. Bilic’s side were expected to compete for a European spot this campaign and their lack of goals has restricted them.
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