Report: Aston Villa made Wesley Moraes move after Said Benrahma disappointment

General Views of Villa Park the home of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on April 13, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa reportedly wanted Brentford star Said Benrahma.

Club's Wesley Moraes and Antwerp's Dylan Batubinsika fight for the ball during a soccer match between Club Brugge KV and Royal Antwerp FC, Sunday 19 May 2019 in Brugge, on the tenth and...

According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa made a move for Wesley Moraes after they were knocked back in their pursuit of Brentford star Said Benrahma.

As announced on Villa’s official website, the Villans have signed Wesley from Belgian club Club Brugge.

Sky Sports have reported that Dean Smith’s side - who will play in the Premier League next season after clinching promotion from the Championship via the playoffs - will pay Club Brugge an initial transfer fee of £22 million for the 22-year-old forward.

The report has claimed that Villa made the move for the Brazilian after they were knocked by Brentford in their pursuit of Benrahma.

Wesley Moraes Ferreira Da Silva forward of Club Brugge is fighting for the ball with Sambou Yatabare midfielder of Antwerp during the Jupiler Pro League Play-Off 1 match between Club...

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Benrahma, who can operate as a winger or as a forward, played under current Villa boss Smith when he was the manager of Brentford.

According to WhoScored, the Algeria international made 29 starts and nine substitute appearances in the Championship for Brentford this past season, scoring 10 goals and providing 14 assists in the process.

According to Sky Sports, Wesley scored 17 goals for Club Brugge this past season.

Said Benrahma of Brentford holds off Teddy Bishop of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Ipswich Town at Griffin Park on April 10, 2019 in Brentford,...

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