West Ham Agree £15m Fee for Championship Striker Scott Hogan

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​West Ham appear on the brink of signing Brentford striker Scott Hogan in a reported £15m deal.

The ​Sun report that this is the Hammers' third offer for the 24-year-old, after seeing a £12.5m bid rejected earlier in the week, and the clubs are now believed to be completing discussions over the initial payment structure and add-ons.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Scott Hogan of Brentford battles for the ball with Alex John-Baptiste of Preston North End during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Preston North End at Griffin Park on September 17, 2016 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Dan Istitene/GettyImages

Slaven Bilic's eagerness to improve his striking options has been well-documented, after summer signings Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri have failed to deliver.

West Ham, who also had a bid rejected for Sunderland's Jermain Defoe, have a goal difference of minus 12 and no striker has scored more than two Premier League goals for the club this season.

In total 32 strikers have joined West Ham since Davids Gold and Sullivan took over the club in January 2010, with all 32 combining for just 143 goals across 709 games. 

Hogan, by contrast, has 14 strikes in the Championship this season. The Salford-born forward began his career in non-league football with Woodley Sports and has enjoyed an impressive rise to fame via Jamie Vardy's former club Stocksbridge Park Steels and Rochdale, before joining the Bees in 2014.

While the Hammers are currently seven points clear of the relegation zone, the acquisition of a proven striker will come as welcome news to fans at the London Stadium.


SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.