Three stats that prove Hogan is the striker West Ham need

According to reports from London Evening Standard, West Ham are ‘closing in’ on a transfer deal for Scott Hogan after tabling a £12.5million bid for the in-form Brentford striker.

The Hammers have already seen £10million and £11.5million offers turned down by the Bees but have now launched an improved bid that could well convince the Championship outfit to sell – although LES claim they’re holding out for £15million.

Hogan has been in fantastic form this season, notching up 14 goals in 25 second tier appearances despite Brentford languishing in the bottom half of the table, and the Irons certainly need a dependable goalscorer, having netted the seventh-fewest times of any Premier League side in 2016/17.

Those statistics alone are pretty convincing evidence of the Hammers pursuing the right January deal to give their lacklustre campaign a much-required boost, but FootballFanCast have three more to prove Hogan is the man Slaven Bilic’s side desperately need.