Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a transfer report which sees them joined by West Ham United in the race to sign Brentford attacker Said Benrahma.
With Villa’s top-flight status now confirmed, manager Dean Smith can look to the summer transfer window to bolster his squad options.
Having been the Premier League’s biggest spenders last summer, the Midlands side will undoubtedly be hoping to bring in the right players this time around and one of those being linked with a move to Villa Park is Brentford’s lively attacker Benrahma.
With such consistent form, it is now being reported that West Ham are keen to make a move as David Moyes looks to do similar to Smith and improve on what was a poor and inconsistent season at London Stadium, with the Hammers finishing only one position higher than Villa.
Reacting to West Ham’s interest in Benrahma, these Villa fans gave their views on Twitter, with one calling for the club to also pursue the Algerian’s Brentford team-mate Ollie Watkins, who has scored 25 goals so far this season.
Others however were not as keen on the player, with one fearing he would become another Jonathan Kodjia. The Ivorian, like Benrahma, had a strong goals record in the Championship with 47 to his name but he struggled to step up to the Premier League and failed to score at all (Transfermarkt).
Last. Greedy championship player. Will be another kodjia.
— Reece Shannon (@Rjshannon93) July 28, 2020
Low down the list .We do not want Championship players
— Always Villa (@Trev_villaboy) July 28, 2020
We need proven top flight players before we gamble on Benrahma
— Steve (@VillanK7R) July 28, 2020
Towards the top but want a proven prem goalscorer…. Don’t think for 1 second benrahama could not perform but would just prefer a proven one…
— Sav-AVFC (@Sav_AV60) July 28, 2020
All depends what the asking price is if it’s £30 plus then I’d prefer sarr at Watford if it’s 15/20 million yes
— David Cave (@davecave8) July 28, 2020
He’s gotta be a top priority, and Watkins too.
I cannot see Brentford selling us both though.
— Rustle Lee (@TheRustleMania) July 28, 2020
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