Championship side Reading have made a £9 million bid for Brentford striker Scott Hogan, according to The Sun.

Several clubs have been linked with Hogan recently following his great form for Brentford so far this season.  Hogan has scored 13 goals in 22 Championship appearances this term.  Reading are the first club to bid for Hogan however, with a reported £9 million offer on the table.

Reading are flying high in third place this season under new boss Jaap Stam, and he will look to improve the squad further in January.  Reading are also about to be bought by a Chinese group so will have this kind of money to spend in January.

Hogan joined Brentford in July 2014 following a good spell with Rochdale, where he scored 17 goals in 33 League Two appearances.  The striker made only two appearances in his first season with the club however, after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee.

Hogan eventually returned to the Brentford side in March 2016 and enjoyed his first real run in the team, scoring seven goals in seven Championship games towards the end of the season.

The striker has started this season the same way he ended last season, already having scored 13 goals in the league for Brentford.

Hogan has also been compared to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy because of his past clubs.  Released by Rochdale in 2010, the forward scored 21 goals in 27 games for Woodley Sports.  He then transferred to FC Halifax Town before joining Stocksbridge Park Steels, two clubs that England striker Jamie Vardy has also played for.

With Reading in third place and Brentford in fourteenth, Hogan may be tempted by the possibility of Premier League football next season.  However the striker hinted recently that he would only be interested in a ‘big move’.

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