Should Leeds challenge for Aston Villa's Scott Hogan

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Why aren't Leeds United challenging for reportedly in-demand Aston Villa hitman Scott Hogan?

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

If Leeds United learned anything last season, it's that promotion to the Premier League is nigh-on impossible without good strikers.

The Whites had Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe last term and although both certainly have their uses, neither are anywhere near good enough to inspire a team to the top flight.

Therefore, Leeds fans are loving the ongoing speculation about Abel Hernandez and Matej Vydra - two hitmen who could definitely fire United back to the promised land by next May.

In an ideal world, Director of Football Victor Orta would sign both, but it's not an ideal world and the West Yorkshire side should consider alternative options - and a move for Scott Hogan makes sense

The Birmingham Mail reported on Friday that Sheffield United are hoping to sign the Aston Villa star on loan and, if the Villans are willing to let him leave, why aren't Leeds in the running?

The 26-year-old only managed a disappointing six Championship goals in 38 outings for Aston Villa last term, but a very decent 14 in 25 league starts for Brentford during the 2016-17 campaign, which earned him a £9 million move [ESPN] to Villa Park, ought to indicate that Hogan certainly knows how to score goals in this division.

The ability to score Championship goals is a huge asset and although it didn't work out last time around, the talent and know-how is clearly there.

In dreamland, Leeds sign both Hernandez and Vydra, but Hogan should definitely be an option if Orta fails to sign one of them.

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on November 1, 2017 in Preston, England.

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