Said Benrahma scored for Brentford on Monday night as the Bees earned the bragging rights in the Championship’s west London derby with a 3-1 win at Loftus Road – and Aston Villa fans have reacted to his display on Twitter.
Ollie Watkins scored a stunning brace for Brentford on Monday night, while Benrahma also got on the score sheet to down QPR and former Brentford manager Mark Warburton. Grant Hall scored the only goal of the game for QPR.
Algeria international Benrahma joined Brentford from Nice in the summer of 2018 and hit the ground running in England’s second tier. He scored 11 goals and laid on 19 assists in 45 league and cup outings.
This season, it has been a bit more indifferent for Benrahma. Indeed, the attacking midfielder’s goal on Monday night was just his second strike in 12 games this season – as well as laying on only two assists.
The Birmingham Mail claimed in the summer that Aston Villa were interested in signing 24-year-old playmaker Benrahma, but were quoted an enormous £25million price tag. Dean Smith’s side were only willing to go as high as £15million.
Aston Villa supporters watched on as Brentford’s 3-1 win was televised, and many fans of the Midlands club are desperate for the newly-promoted side to land the playmaker in the January window.
Villa need to sign Benrahma up. Great turn of pace, which we currently lack, skillful, can play on the wing or off the front man… Can cross.. Can finish. 25m. Sign him up Villa. Missed out on Maupay don't miss out on this lad. #AVFC #UTV
— SimsAVFC (@AvfcSims) October 29, 2019
Couldn’t agree more, he IS premiership clad 💜💙🦁
— GAS Villa🦁 (@gasvilla66) October 29, 2019
#AVFC need to stop being cheap and sign both Said Benrahma from Brentford and Danny Loader from Reading in January. Many will say who? Loader is the most gifted natural finisher I have seen in years and put three past Lovre Kalinic last night.
— Son Lyme (@Son_Lyme) October 29, 2019
For me, Benrahma would replace El Gahzi in a heartbeat. Thanks for the heads up about Loader.
— jimpanzee (@jimpanzee666) October 29, 2019
Benrahma is superb. #AVFC
— The Wallet Guy (@MoMoAVFC) October 28, 2019
get ollie watkins and benrahma in in january #avfc
— dom (@domleadbetter1) October 28, 2019