West Ham’s January transfer window has certainly been eventful and it seems we’re set to reach two disappointing conclusions for the Hammers, following the loss of star-man Dimitri Payet to Marseille.
Desperately after a new striker, Slaven Bilic’s side have been linked with Brentford’s Scott Hogan since the end of December. A £15m figure was said to be enough to secure the striker’s signature but Bilic was reluctant to match that price- and he now seems to have missed out.
Aston Villa are now backed as the club to land the services of the 24-year-old, for a deal worth around £13m, and it’s left supporters in East London questioning what on earth has gone on.
Already signing Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass this month, West Ham have money to spend following the sale of Dimitri Payet to Marseille and fans are desperate to see some of that used to improve their forward lines.
Follow Hogan for the whole window
Make 3 bids below asking price
Lose out to a club from the league below on the last day
The West Ham way. pic.twitter.com/J8VxL8BcRo
— Ball Street (@BallStreet) January 31, 2017
Imagine if Bilic actually says no to Hogan and we sign nobody. Would be a disaster.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) January 31, 2017
Surprised to see Scott Hogan go to Aston Villa. Don't know why West Ham were so stubborn and wouldn't pay out the extra few million.
— Tom Wheeler (@TomWheeler95) January 31, 2017
@BroadcastMoose Poor by West Ham, upset Hogan & Brentford then pull the plug on a deal to sign a striker which everyone can see we need ????
— MassiveStunt (@stevejnr292) January 31, 2017
West Ham January Transfer Window: Sell best player, Bidding 3 times on a striker we desperately need and then turn him down when fee agreed
— ⚒SAMMY M⚒ (@Lazy_Shit_) January 31, 2017
I understand the reasoning behind Bilic not wanting hogan. Have to come good in the Summer and we know how that will end …
— WestHamFan (@WestHam_Fan_) January 31, 2017
Hogan would've been a good signing & has potential but not for that price. It's on a par with £40m for Celtic's Dembele @WestHam_Central
— Jamie Moore ⚒ (@Jamie94NI) January 31, 2017
@WestHam_Central you don't always have up spend big to buy a good player! Hogan is worth a shot.
— Ken Briton-Watkins (@wtknsk) January 31, 2017
Gotta feel for Scott Hogan… All month he has been linked and ready for a move to West Ham only for us to pull the plug last minute ????
— Scott Stevens (@Scott__91) January 31, 2017
I can't believe Bilic doesn't want Hogan!
— West ham Opinions (@WHUFC_Opinion) January 31, 2017
Find it odd that West Ham pursue Scott Hogan for the whole of January, but pull out on deadline day after they've just got £25m for Payet.
— Phil Costa (@_PhilCosta) January 31, 2017
There we go there's the Hogan news from the horses mouth. The deal was agreed Bilic didn't want to complete it https://t.co/rJwcAIZVES
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 31, 2017
— Jack Allum (@westham009) January 31, 2017
— lisa langley (@liselou145) January 31, 2017
— John (@TheTiltman) January 31, 2017