Scott Hogan confirms Sheffield United tried to buy him in the summer

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Aston Villa at the Den on May 06, 2018 in London, England.

Sheffield United were keen to buy a forward, and Scott Hogan was said to be on their radar.

Aston Villa's Irish striker Scott Hogan reacts after missing a chance during the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium in...

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan has confirmed to the Daily Mail that Sheffield United were very interested in securing his services during the summer transfer window.

Sheffield United were on the look out for a new forward for much of the previous transfer window and Hogan was on their wishlist.

However, the Blades were unable to do a deal, as Hogan was told he had to stay at Villa.

 

Hogan has not been used at all regularly this season, leaving him frustrated that a potential move to Bramall Lane fell through.

"I knocked on his [Steve Bruce's] door a couple of days before the window shut just to find out what was going on," Hogan said. "Sheff United were very interested.

"I wasn't allowed to leave. He was adamant that he didn't want me to go, he said I had a future playing as a striker and I was assured we were going to change the way we were playing."

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on January 1, 2018 in...

But a change of management at Villa has provided Hogan with reason for optimism for the future.

Hogan joined Villa on a £12 million deal (Daily Mail), and Sheffield United would have been hoping to get him a cut price, if they were to do a deal.

The Blades don’t have those sort of funds to spend on one player, although they did bring in a considerable amount of money from the sale of David Brooks.

Villa’s new boss is Dean Smith, who Hogan thrived under at Brentford earlier in his career.

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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