According to details acquired by The Athletic, Aston Villa will make one more attempt to sign Algerian forward Saïd Benrahma from Brentford. President Dean Smith also wanted the 24-year-old last summer, yet Villa’s offer apparently missed the mark concerning the asking cost of £ 20 million for the Bees.
The Villains eventually chose to sign Kasimpasa’s Trezeguet over the span of their £133.7 million summer shopping binge yet would reappear the race for Benrahma after the previous had not met expectations up until this point. In any case, the Brentford star, who scored ten and assisted another eight goals this season in 34 championship games, would possibly join if the Birmingham side stayed up.
With Chelsea, West Ham and Crystal Palace also claimed to be keen on Benrahma, Smith faces immense rivalry in his attempt to land his top target, according to The Athletic. The three-time Algeria international, who joined Brentford in 2018 for £ 1.5 million from French side OGC Nice, is relied upon to play in the Premier League again next season – perhaps also with his flow team, who remain in the chase for a playoff spot should the season continue.