Envious Aston Villa fans react as Brentford's Ryan Woods is linked with £6m West Brom move

Ryan Woods of Brentford and Cheick Ndoye of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford,...

The rumoured West Bromwich Albion target has caught the eye of a number of Aston Villa supporters.

Ryan Woods of Brentford and Cheick Ndoye of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford,...

Aston Villa fans are reacting to reports linking rivals West Bromwich Albion with a move for Brentford's Ryan Woods.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the Baggies are weighing up a £6 million bid for the midfielder, who grew up half an hour's drive from the Hawthorns, in Norton Canes.

Woods has impressed since heading to Brentford from Shrewsbury Town three years ago - and has proved a thorn in the side of Aston Villa, who have yet to win in four attempts against the 24-year-old.

Aston Villa's fans react to their defeat after the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium in London on May 26, 2018. - Fulham...

This is what they are saying about West Brom's latest rumoured target on Twitter...

As it transpires, Woods could have been an Aston Villa player, having spent time on trial there before signing for Shrewsbury instead. 

Brentford's other Baggies-linked midfielder, Romaine Sawyers, was actually released from the Hawthorns five years ago.

He was initially picked up by nearby Walsall, whose then boss Dean Smith - a lifelong Aston Villa supporter - is now in charge at Brentford.

Are Aston Villa right to be envious of West Brom's alleged Woods pursuit?

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