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Said Benrahma could prove quality summer addition for Aston Villa

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Said Benrahma could prove quality summer addition for Aston Villa

The Algerian forward could depart Griffin Park during the transfer window.

Aston Villa are actively trying to bolster their ranks following their promotion back to the Premier League courtesy of the Championship play-offs.

Boss Dean Smith will probably look for reinforcements all over the park as he attempts to guide the Villans to top-flight safety.

The likeable Villa boss could return to former club Brentford to land some summer recruits.

One of those players could be Said Benrahma. The 23-year-old is a left-winger and signed for the Bees from Nice last summer.

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Last season he netted 10 goals and registered 15 assists as Brentford finished in a mid-table, proving his ability to go even further in English football.

Villa have had an advance turned down for the Algerian already this summer. Le10 Sport reported that a bid of £8.9 million has been rejected.

 

It could take a whole lot more to land him.

Back in March, Team Talk claimed that the Bees had slapped a £30 million bounty on Benrhahma’s head; in an attempt to thwart Spurs and Arsenal.

If Brentford stand firm on that valuation, Villa have no chance of landing the tricky forward.

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It seems unlikely that they will though and by cranking the bid up might pile the pressure on Smith’s former club.

Interest from clubs in European competition offers a firm indication of his quality. Smith is all too aware of that.

Benrahma would be a smart signing for Villa. He is quick, creative and capable of scoring goals. At 23, his best years are still ahead of him and it is easy to see why he would be one of Smith’s top targets this summer.

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