The race is on for Brentford’s prolific striker Neal Maupay.

Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Huddersfield Town are all interested in signing him this summer, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Maupay, who is 22 years-old, has scored 24 goals in the Championship this season for the Bees.

The Frenchman moved to England in July 2017 when Brentford paid a fee of around £1.6 million to lure him from Saint-Étienne. He scored 13 goals in all competitions in the last campaign.

Prior to his move to London, Maupay started his career at Nice and played 53 times for their first-team before moving onto Saint-Étienne. He spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Ligue 2 side Brest, where he bagged 12 goals.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith signed Maupay for Brentford and is looking to reunite with him this summer. His Villa side are currently batting for promotion to the Premier League.

Middlesbrough have also been credited with an interest. The Riverside club will be eager to bring in some more quality in attack if they fail to get to the top flight this season. Tony Pulis’ men don’t score enough goals so Maupay would be ideal for them.

Huddersfield Town are in the hunt for some reinforcements for next season after being relegated from the Premier League. The Terriers will be looking for an immediate return but will have to splash the cash if they are serious in bringing Maupay to Yorkshire.

Brentford fans will be praying that they hold onto their 24-goal star, but it will be a tough ask this summer.


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