Tuesday 24 January 2017

Hammers Cannot See Wood for the Bees

As all eyes seem fixed on Brentford's star striker Scott Hogan, a glance across the Championship's top scorers list reveals a much more attractive option in Leeds United's Chris Wood.

While Hogan has banged in 14 goals in 26 appearances this season for the Bees, Wood has been even more prolific with 19 in 30 appearances.

For many, there are concerns about Scott Hogan's injury history and a quick glance shows that his form this season is a vast improvement from previous seasons where knee injuries have hindered his progress.  

In Wood's case, he has blossomed since moving to Leeds in 2015 and averages almost a goal every second game. In addition, as Winston Reid's vice captain for New Zealand he has considerable experience at international level with 19 goals in his 42 appearances.

Hogan is a traditional poacher who scores most of his goals from close range while at 6 foot 3 Wood is a much greater physical presence who can contribute much more than just goals and who would be unlikely to struggle with the physicality of the Premiership.

Brentford and Leeds have both valued their respective striking assets at £15 million which is well within West Ham's purchasing power and with Hogan 24 years old and Wood 25 years there is little to separate them.  

As the Hammers efforts to finalise a deal with Brentford trundle on, maybe its time to look next door at Wood?


  1. Give us 20 million plus Fletcher and he's yours..
    On a serious note , a lot of Leeds fans don't like him.. but then again they're a funny bunch , I should know , ive been supporting them for 40 odd years

  2. Cannot afford to loose Wood but 13 mill and Fletcher would soften the blow. Would agree with the article though, would much prefer would (especially in the Prem) than Hogan....MOT

  3. Hogan would prefer watford there a bigger club

  4. Hogan will not go to West Ham. He is looking at better options. FACT.

  5. Swap him for Payet if you like...

  6. West ham are a small Club in London.why would he go there.youll be in the championship this year or next.bubble blowing cunts.


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