Back in the summer transfer window, one player strongly linked with a potential move to Aston Villa was Brentford winger Said Benrahma.
The now 24-year-old Algerian wide midfielder had a good season in 2018/19, scoring ten times in the second tier and providing 14 assists and plenty of fans were on board with his capture, even at the quoted £20million fee.
We, however, only offered a reported £9million and no deal was done.
Although Benrahma has been limited to only 13 appearances so far this year owing to injury, he has still chipped in with two goals and two assists for head coach Dean Smith’s former side, and Sky Sports are now lazily suggesting we’ll go back in for him in the New Year.
The same report also loosely links us with having a potential interest in 22-year-old Norwich wide midfielder Emiliano Buendia, but there’s no way they will deal with us in January and more importantly, rather than yet another wide midfielder, our one and only focus surely has to be a striker to take the pressure off Wesley and give us an alternative outlet.
Despite spending upwards of £120million over the summer as we padded the group out again, we certainly expect plenty of wild speculation as the New Year approaches, but much like the summer, if we are active I can only imagine the press will be the last to know again.
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