Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to update on Neal Maupay & Said Benrahma

Neal Maupay of Brentford makes his way around the pitch thanking fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Preston North End at Griffin Park on May 05, 2019 in...

Brentford's attacking duo Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma have reportedly been attracting the interest of Aston Villa.

Neal Maupay of Brentford celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford  at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in...

Aston Villa supporters on Twitter were excited to see that Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma were left out of Brentford's matchday squad for their defeat against Birmingham City on Saturday. 

The Birmingham Mail recently claimed that Villa are in discussions to sign both striker Maupay and winger Benrahma, who have both previously worked with Dean Smith at Griffin Park. 


It must be noted that Benrahma has been injured and that was the reason for his absence, but the same cannot be said for Maupay, who was fully fit. 

Either way, it has resulted in the Villa Park faithful feeling positive that they can potentially secure their signatures before Thursday's deadline. 

Villa have signed 12 players this summer, and it seems as though they want to take it to 14 before deadline day, and if they do then it'll be one of the most remarkable transfer windows in Villa's history. 

Dean Smith manager of Aston Villa during a press conference at Villa Park Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Dean Smith does need to add another striker to his ranks, and it isn't a surprise that he wants to sign a player like Maupay, who he knows so much about. 

The Frenchman netted two goals against Villa last season, one at Villa Park when Dean Smith was still Brentford manager and the other was a last-minute winner in February. 

Here is a selection of Villa fans on Twitter reacting to Maupay's and Benrahma's absence: 

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