Huddersfield Town are said to be rivalling both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough to the potential signing of Brentford striker, Neal Maupay according to Insider Live, via Examiner Live.
It is thought that the Terriers see the Bees striker as the ideal man to help take them back into the Premier League next season.
Maupay has been in impressive form this season and has 23 goals and seven assists to his name so far in this year’s league campaign.
He’s a proven goalscorer in the Championship and it seems unlikely that he will remain a Brentford player heading towards next season as speculation intensifies.
Huddersfield will face a tough job if they are to convince Maupay to sign for them though, as Aston Villa have been long-term admirers of the Frenchman.
If he was to sign for the Villans, then it would see him link up with former Brentford boss, Dean Smith, who has been doing an excellent job for Villa as they hunt down a return to the top-flight.
With Tammy Abraham set to return to Chelsea in the summer, it means that Villa are likely to be in the market for a striker to fill the void left by the in-form striker.
Huddersfield need stability, and will certainly fancy their chances at making an immediate return to the Premier League if they can pull this potential transfer deal off.
This would be a smart bit of business.
Maupay is one of the best strikers in the Championship in my opinion, and I really can’t see Brentford being able to hang on to him in the summer.
Although they face stiff competition from Aston Villa in particular, Huddersfield will be hoping they can do everything possible to sign him.
If they pull this off, then I think they’ll win promotion back into the Premier League.