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Aston Villa reportedly eyeing Brentford winger Said Benrahma

By Matt Wilson | Aston Villa | Published:

Villa are reportedly interested in Brentford winger Said Benrahma as a back-up for first choice target Joe Lolley.

Said Benrahma (AMA)

Benrahma was signed by Brentford last summer when Villa boss Dean Smith was in charge of the Bees.

He enjoyed an impressive first season in England, scoring 11 goals and setting up 17 more.

Villa’s top target for the wing is Nottingham Forest’s Lolley, who was involved in 23 goals himself last season.

The former Kidderminster Harriers player is a Villa fan who used to sit in the Holte End, but is expected to cost in excess of £10million.

He was also on Albion’s radar in January, having signed for Forest when Baggies technical director Luke Dowling was there.

But the former Huddersfield player signed a new four-year deal with Forest in February.

Meanwhile, Anwar El Ghazi has agreed to sign permanently after Villa exercised their £8m option on the Egyptian.

El Ghazi impressed on a season long loan from French club Lille last season.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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