Report: Aston Villa in discussions with Brentford over both Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma

Neal Maupay of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Ipswich Town at Griffin Park on April 10, 2019 in Brentford, England.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is said to be keen on Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma.

Neal Maupay of Brentford celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Cardiff City at Griffin Park on March 13, 2018 in...

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are in discussions with Brentford over signing both Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma.

Villa are said to be discussing Maupay’s value with Brentford, while they have just seen a bid rejected for Benrahma.

Howver, Dean Smith’s side could yet go back with an improved bid for Maupay in the remaining two weeks of the transfer window, as Villa look to strengthen their attack further.

 

If Villa do manage to get moves over the line for both Maupay and Benrahma then it would complete a remarkable transfer window for the Midlands side.

Both Mahmoud Trezeguet and Douglas Luiz are on the verge of switches to Villa (Birmingham Mail), and if the Brentford duo were to follow them to Villa Park then Smith’s side would be transformed from the one which earned promotion last year.

Said Benrahma of Brentford during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Barnet and Brentford at The Hive on January 28, 2019 in Barnet, United Kingdom.

Benrahma would offer Villa even more creativity and pace going forward, while Maupay could lead the line for the claret and blues.

Maupay is a very different option to Wesley, who Villa have already snapped up.

And if Villa do manage to complete the double swoop it may just be the best transfer window any newly promoted Premier League side have ever had.

Neal Maupay of Brentford scores the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on April 22, 2019 in Brentford, England.

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