This summer has seen Brentford impress in the transfer window, bringing in the likes of Pontus Jansson from Leeds, David Raya from Blackburn and Ethan Pinnock from Barnsley.
But it looks they will now struggle to hold onto star winger Said Benrahma with L’Equipe reporting that the winger wants a ‘rapid’ deal completed with Aston Villa.
Breaking: Saïd Benrahma wants a move to Aston Villa. Villa have submitted a €16m proposal. Benrahma is hopeful a deal can be concluded ‘rapidly’. [l’equipe] #avfc
— villareport ✍️ (@villareport) July 22, 2019
The 23-year-old is one of Dean Smith’s top targets this summer, having brought him to Griffin Park last summer, with his current club now making an offer €16million (£14.3million) for his services according to the report.
Benrahma scored ten goals and assisted 15 more in his first season in England, as Brentford slumped to a mid-table finish following a poor run of form after Smith’s November departure.
He was brought to the club for just over £1.5million, leaving the Bees with a potential profit of over £12.5million if they accept Villa’s offer.
And it is safe to say that the Villa Park faithful are very excited with this news…
At some point it may be cheeper to buy Brentford as a whole
— Richard koziol (@richkoziol) July 22, 2019
— Sam Round (@Roundzy) July 22, 2019
— AVFC.HUB (@avfc_hub) July 22, 2019
This is the one I've been wanting!!!
— Jack (@90sbabyjack) July 22, 2019
That’d be ace
— Robillustrate (@fellrunningover) July 22, 2019
Yes yes yes
— Kaza (@pkaza84) July 22, 2019
Great news if true
— Ben Harrison (@BenHarr77617342) July 22, 2019