One big difference between Aston Villa and Leeds United during the recently concluded Championship campaign was Villa's ability to put the ball into the back of the net on a regular basis.
Whilst the likes of Kemar Roofe did improve dramatically under the stewardship of Marcelo Bielsa and Pablo Hernandez was his usual best, there wasn't much else to cheer about for Leeds from an attacking sense.
Recently, Villa striker Scott Hogan stated that he wants to play regular football and he has seemingly hinted that he wants to leave the newly-promoted Premier League side this summer, as reported by RTE.
Leeds shouldn't hesitate in trying to muster a deal for the 27-year-old and they should pounce on making a move for him this summer because the Villa man could be the answer to their forward problems.
Since Hogan moved from Brentford to Villa Park during the summer of 2017, there have been two major problems which have resulted in him struggling to score goals - a style of play that doesn't suit his type of football and a lack of game time.
If he were to move to Elland Road then Marcelo Bielsa would provide both of those on a plate for the Salford-born player. Leeds like to play with a very high energy type of game, push up the pitch as high as possible, with attack-minded players putting the ball into the box at will from all angles - but there isn't anyone who can finish off those chances on a regular basis. Step forward, Hogan.
Given game time, Hogan would be able to be that missing jigsaw Leeds and Bielsa are looking for in the final third. And they'd be daft not to make a move for the player now given his recent comments.
More than likely a loan deal for the Republic of Ireland international would suffice, but as Villa proved last season, loan deals can work absolute wonders, as they found out when they won promotion.
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