Spanish press: Aston Villa, West Brom scouting Valencia, Feghouli mentioned

Aston Villa and West Brom have reportedly been scouting Valencia.

According to Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion have both sent scouts to watch Valencia recently.

Neither of the West Midlands sides have hit top form so far this season, with Villa particularly struggling under Tim Sherwood, notching just one win - and that came back on the first day of the season.

January additions will be imperative for both clubs, and it seems that preparation for the transfer window has already begun for Villa and the Baggies.

Spanish newspaper Super Deporte report that Aston Villa and West Brom both had scouts at recent Valencia games, whilst the likes of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have also been in attendance.

It's unclear just who the teams were scouting, but they are listed alongside other clubs who were scouting Sofiane Feghouli, who is attracting plenty of interest.

The Algerian international, 25, has been a star for Valencia in recent years, impressing with his technical ability and his work rate down the right hand side of the Valencia midfield.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Villa or West Brom could pursue a cut-price deal in January - and whilst that may seem ambitious, we have already seen what the Premier League money can do for teams, after Newcastle and West Ham signed the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Dimitri Payet.

As unlikely as it may be, there may be an outside chance that Feghouli could be lured to Villa or West Brom, or they may have been watching entirely different players, but Feghouli's contract situation makes him a very appealing transfer target.

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