West Brom reportedly want Neal Maupay but he should snub them amid Premier League interest

Neal Maupay of Brentford shoots and scores his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Aston Villa at Griffin Park on February 13, 2019 in Brentford,...

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.

Neal Maupay of Brentford avoids Pontas Jansson of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on April 22, 2019 in Brentford,...

According to a report from the Express and Star, West Bromwich Albion have joined the race with Aston Villa and Sheffield United for the signing of Neal Maupay this summer.

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. 

22nd April 2019, Griffin Park, London, England; EFL Championship football, Brentford versus Leeds United; Pontus Jansson of Leeds United challenges Neal Maupay of Brentford

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. 

Neal Maupay (R)of Brentford celebrates scoring their 4th goal with Ollie Watkins during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Hull City at Griffin Park on February 23, 2019...

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