According to reports, Aston Villa could yet attempt to hijack West Ham’s move for 25 year-old Said Benrahma.
Brentford’s Algerian wing wonder Saïd Benrahma has been in-demand this window with Premier League clubs chasing his signature.
Premier League clubs can still sign players from English Football League sides until 17:00 BST on Friday and Dean Smith is ready to bring more players before transfer window closes.
It was reported that ‘The Hammers’ had agreed a deal with Brentford to sign Benrahma for a fee in the region of £30million, but transfer collapsed and now Villa are ready to hijack his move.
Dean Smith is a long-term admirer of Benrahma and wanted to bring him to Villa Park last season, but instead of him Villa signed Ezri Konsa and record-buy Ollie Watkins.
Benrahma, 25, scored 17 goals in 43 Championship appearances as the Bees reached last season’s play-off final.
By signing Algerian Winger Dean Smith will have a enough squad depth to fight for the top four spot this season.