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Neal Maupay will now be linked, but Aston Villa fans hated him in August

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Neal Maupay will now be linked, but Aston Villa fans hated him in August

The Brentford striker has been in fine form, but rubbed Aston Villa fans up the wrong way in August.

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.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Neal Maupay of Brentford celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

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.


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