Brentford fans think that Aston Villa target Neal Maupay is ‘definitely off’, after he was left out of their side yesterday.
It was noticeable that Maupay was not in Brentford’s squad for their friendly against Norwich City last night.
And Bees boss Thomas Frank did little to quash the rumours that Maupay, who is said to be rated at £20 million by The Sun, could join Villa.
“Maupay we know the speculation around him so we thought it was best to focus on the guys we took to Norwich,” he said to the club’s official website.
Bees fans now are starting to think that Maupay is definitely off, amid the links with Villa.
After this interview Maupay is certainly off. Marcondes up front is also not the answer.— Lee Costello (@leemcostello) July 24, 2019
I think Franks interview kinda confirms that Maupay is off tbh— Aaron Dacosta (@AaronBfcDacosta) July 24, 2019
Can’t really make it clearer that Maupay is off! Finally, everybody can move on. So who are we bringing in?— Loreen Herzig (@FohlenBee) July 24, 2019
It's if course entirely possible I'm wrong but Maupay and Sawyers not playing today likely means they're off. The club have done what is always looks to do and bring new signings in before we sell so with Jensen and Norgaard coming in it frees up Marcondes to play as a forward.— Thebfcbeesblog (@thebfcbeesblog) July 24, 2019
So we can only now assume that relations between Maupay and club have very likely broken down. Ultimately, if he is not injured, and a high enough bid has not been received...why the hell isn’t he being played in our friendlies? We still pay his wages!! @BrentfordFC #BrentfordFC— M Bee (@MR2015truth) July 24, 2019
Well done now we’re definitely going to sell maupay https://t.co/c6tLht4QQS— Billy Brennan (@Billz_bfc) July 24, 2019
@BrentfordFC Maupay to stay or go? Just get it sorted sooner rather than later. Gutted if he goes but if Villa are in the chase surely cash + Hogan wouldn't be so bad.— Gary Bezants (@gbeza70) July 24, 2019
If Maupay does join Villa he will become the second player that Dean Smith has bought from his former side this summer.
Villa have already brought in Ezri Konsa to bolster their defence.
Maupay would arguably be a bigger loss than Konsa to Brentford, as the French forward was their top scorer last season, and is one of the most dangerous front men in the Championship.
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