Brentford booked their place in the quarter-final of the League Cup last night following a 3-0 victory over Fulham, and they have Said Benrahma to thank for the win.
The Algerian was unplayable against the newly-promoted side, grabbing a brace and running rings around their defence all game as the Bees exacted revenge on Scott Parker’s side for August’s Championship play-off final defeat.
Benrahma’s performance caught the eyes of Aston Villa fans, and some of them want him signed before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Dean Smith’s side have been linked with the 25-year-old who scored 17 goals and made nine assists in 43 Championship games last season.
Benrahma beat his marker with a deft piece of skill and found the corner from the edge of the box for his second goal yesterday, and it got some Villa fans reacting thus on Twitter:
tell deano to sign him gab
— Harley Harris (@harlUTVharris) October 1, 2020
Have a word gabby & get him in before the window closes
— Ciaran (@ciaranmurphy999) October 1, 2020
Yes tell Dean to sign him Gab!! 😍🦁
— Richard Armstrong (@RicardoAVFC) October 1, 2020
Sign him up @AVFCOfficial 🔥
— Macca (@m4664) October 1, 2020
We need to sign him
— June Mynard 🌻 (@kelwell16) October 1, 2020
Have a word Gab @AVFCOfficial
— Jamese9930 (@jamese9930) October 1, 2020
Tell Deano to pull his finger out
— Phil Shepherd 🏴📸 (@TheAsgardian) October 1, 2020
The goal of a man who knows the transfer window is still open
— Jimmy Geobey (@_cabbers) October 1, 2020
Need him in our team
— The Villian💜💙🦁 (@KINDIG_IT) October 1, 2020
Gabby work your magic get villa to sign him we've only being crying out for him since last summer 🙃
— Dylan (@Dylan99286923) October 1, 2020
I wish we would sign him up
— David Hanna (@dave999hanna) October 2, 2020
@AVFCOfficial GO GET THIS MAN
— jaay-oh-ee (@jaayohee) October 2, 2020
Why haven’t we signed him yet gabby
— Muhammed Hussain (@momoislam96) October 1, 2020
Villa have already signed his teammate Ollie Watkins, and it’s believed around £20 million could be enough to land him.
They submitted a £14 million bid for Benrahma last term and it remains to be seen whether they will return with another offer with just a few days left in the transfer window.