Aston Villa have appointed a replacement for Steve Bruce. The Midlands club have managed to bring lifelong Villa fan Dean Smith to the club from Brentford. John Terry also joins the coaching staff, the former Villa defender arriving as assistant manager.
No doubt this will see plenty of Brentford players linked with a move to Aston Villa in the weeks to come.
One name that is bound to come up is that of Neal Maupay. The Frenchman is currently the league’s top-scorer with 10 goals this season. Such form has attracted the attention of Premier League side Huddersfield Town, who are said to be keen on a £10 million move for the player in January.
Aston Villa would, of course, love another goal threat at the club. However, Maupay is certainly not a player they think highly of.
In August the Frenchman’s Brentford side faced Villa in a game that ended in a battling 2-2 draw. After the game, however, Aston Villa fans were incensed with Maupay. He scored both goals on the night for the Bees, highlighting his impressive attacking talent.
However, he should have also seen red in the game for a nasty stamp on John McGinn. Half an hour after the unsavoury incident, Maupay scored his second of the game.
Aston Villa fans were livid with the player for his actions. If he was to follow Smith to Villa Park, there might be some early making up to do before the fans accepted him.
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) 22 August 2018
— Claret Villans (@ClaretVillans) 22 August 2018
Maupay should be off stamping on McGinn #avfc
— Pete Harris (@Pete59Ph) 22 August 2018
Maupay has to see red for that stamp on McGinn. Horrible. #AVFC
— Withe’sWhiskers (@JedinaksBeard) 22 August 2018
Disgusting from Maupay! Absolute filth. Lucky not to see red #avfc
— Tom Robinson (@tomrobbo89) 22 August 2018
Woeful from Maupay. Can’t even describe that as a ‘tackle’. #avfc
— David Reed (@david_reed) 22 August 2018
— Ben Campbell (@bencampbell86) 22 August 2018
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) 22 August 2018
— VTID (@jeppo71) 22 August 2018