Dean Smith has been urged to do all he can, to seal a deal for Said Benrahma, after his Brentford side were beaten by Fulham in the play-off final.
The Algeria international has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa, ever since Smith replaced Steve Bruce as manager in October 2018.
Smith was the man that signed Benrahma for the Bees during his spell in west London and has remained a keen admirer.
It is understood that Villa were keen on signing the winger last summer, although they ultimately balked at the £20m asking price.
However, after a stunning season in the Championship, Villa are believed to be set to reignite their interest.
Smith was at Wembley for the play-off final as he analysed his former side’s 2-1 defeat to Fulham. With Joe Bryan’s double meaning Fulham will join Villa in the top-flight, while Brentford remain in the Championship.
In all likelihood, it means Benrahma has played his final game for the club, with all the signs pointing to a summer move.
And with the Villa boss in such close proximity, fans on social media, have told the manager to steal a march on their rivals.
@elliot_terfinko: Announce Benrahma
@HarryBatters: Dean Smith is at Wembley today – hopefully he chats Benrahma and Watkins up into moving to the Villa
@ChanceRaps_: Dean Smith better be on the pitch as soon as the game ends with a contract for Benrahma and Watkins in hand
@AVFCSims: Just seen Dean Smith running down the touchline celebrating. Haha
@AzariaJohnson14: Don’t lie the first thing what came to your head when Fulham scores was ‘deano is about to sign benrahma
@AlexKing15: ANNOUNCE BENRAHMA
@Grang3Hill: Hopefully Deano is getting ready to have a word with Benrahma and Watkins after the game
@tom_avfc1: Dean Smith is definitely loving this knowing he’s poaching both benrahma and Watkins after this game
@_JMB96: Deano to tap up Benrahma at full time then?