Aston Villa reportedly offered Stephane Bahoken a contract and he has just scored famous winner

Steve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on September 14, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa reportedly offered a contract to Angers' Ligue 1 hero Stephane Bahoken at the start of the summer transfer window.

Strasbourg's French forward Stephane Bahoken celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Strasbourg (RCSA) and Rennes (SRFC) on November 18, 2017 at the...

Stephane Bahoken has been linked with a move to Aston Villa in each of the last two transfer windows.

According to Sport.sfr, Villa tried to sign Bahoken on loan in January, and they made another approach at the start of the summer. RMC Sport claimed that the Midland club had offered him a contract after the 26-year-old’s deal at Strasbourg expired.

 

Rather than make the move to England, Bahoken stayed in France, signing for Angers on a four-year deal. And the two-time Cameroon international has not waited around to show Steve Bruce what he is missing.

While Villa struggle in the Championship, Bahoken has been in terrific form at Angers. He scored one of the most high-profile goals of his career on Tuesday, netting the winning goal away from home at AS Monaco to consign the 2017 Ligue 1 champions to a 1-0 defeat.

Angers' French forward Stephane Bahoken shoots to score during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Angers on September 25, 2018 at the Louis II stadium in Monaco. (Photo by VALERY HACHE

This will only help to establish the one-time St Mirren loanee’s reputation as a big-game player. Bahoken scored a wonderful goal in a 2-1 win against none other than Paris Saint-Germain back in December of last year.

Villa could have done with his ability to pop up at the perfect moment as they were losing at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Angers' French forward Stephane Bahoken (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the French L1 football match Monaco vs Angers on September 25, 2018 at the Louis II stadium in...

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