Aston Villa have defied expectations in recent times as they continue to dominate proceedings in the Championship, while Brentford slowly chip away in the bottom half of the table.
Of course, when you hear Brentford and Aston Villa being mentioned, fans will normally think of the fact that Dean Smith used to be at the helm at Griffin Park.
But, that isn’t what’s been on the minds of both sets of supporters recently, as according to The Mirror, Aston Villa are interested in a move for Neal Maupay.
Of course, with Tammy Abraham set to return to his parent club in the summer, let’s compare the two players…
Tammy Abraham has already become a hero at Villa Park as a constant goal threat with 23 goals and two assists to his name at this moment in time.
Indeed, he’s played a big part in getting the Midlands club to where they are now and he will play an even bigger part from here on in until the end of the current campaign.
He has a very bright future ahead of him and all the ingredients to become a future star.
TT GRADE: A
Neal Maupay, who is valued at £9 million (by Transfermarkt), is arguably one of the most prolific strikers in English football as he’s managed to produce a whopping 25 goals and eight assists in all competitions. He may not have been able to get Brentford in and around the play-off places but he’s certainly made a name for himself.
And, the fact that he’s only 22 means that he still has his best years ahead of him and potentially even more development to be had, so he’s a very exciting player.
TT GRADE: A+
Of course, both players have been simply outstanding this season and they will both no doubt play in the Premier League next season, but Maupay is edging things at this moment in time.
The Frenchman has managed to produce more goals and assists in a team that’s not on the same level as Villa, which makes his performances even more impressive.
So, Villa must bring the Brentford man in as Abraham’s replacement in the summer transfer window, as his goals and creativity in the final third would work wonders.