Brentford’s Neal Maupay has attracted a lot of attention after his spectacular season in the Championship and West Brom are the latest team interested.
The Baggies will be without both their star strikers next season as Dwight Gayle returned to Newcastle United and Jay Rodriguez joined Burnley earlier this week. Salomon Rondon is unlikely to stay at the Hawthorns which makes the need for a new striker a priority.
Maupay was one of the stars of the Championship last season as he scored 25 goals and provided eight assists in a spectacular campaign for Brentford. The 22-year-old established himself as a hugely reliable finisher which has attracted the likes of Aston Villa and Sheffield United.
West Brom are closely monitoring Maupay’s situation and are ready to swoop in if an opportunity opens up but it makes no sense for the Frenchman to snub two interested Premier League sides to stay another season in the Championship.
The report states that Blades boss Chris Wilder has made Maupay a priority signing this summer and Villa are looking for a backup for new signing Wesley. Maupay will be better off joining either of the top-flight clubs to showcase his skills and continue his progression next season.
Villa would be an ideal destination for Maupay and the Frenchman’s ability to play alongside another forward will give Dean Smith a ton of options at his disposal. Wesley and Maupay could form a dangerous partnership together and the duo’s styles could compliment each other very well.
A move to West Brom would be a barrier in Maupay’s progression next season and he should stay clear irrespective of their offer. The 22-year-old should push for a move to either Villa or Sheffield United where he can show the world what he is capable at the top level.