It is good business from Aston Villa to sell Scott Hogan to neighbours Birmingham City, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Fooball Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds United striker said he could not see Hogan forcing himself into Villa’s Premier League starting XI.
The 28-year-old joined Birmingham on loan in January scoring seven goals in 17 Championship games and has now made the move permanent.
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— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) September 16, 2020
The Republic of Ireland international did not play a single minute for Aston Villa last season after spending the first half of the campaign on loan at Stoke City.
Asked by Football Insider whether the move suits all parties, Whelan said: “Players like that are surplus to requirements and are not going to start forcing themselves into the first team.
“He seemed to have a good loan spell at Birmingham, he seemed to hit the ground running there.