Aston Villa rival Leeds United seeking transfer for Dean Smith favorite

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After a number of injury setbacks, Rico Henry is finally delivering to Brentford – and is now a target for Premier League clubs including Aston Villa.Henry played a key role for Brentford as Thomas Frank’s Bees vied for promotion. However, the clubs face an exodus of key players with Henry apparently set to join Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins on leaving the club after the team fell in the play-off final against Fulham.

And Henry could end up joining the attacking duo at his next destination – if all lines up.

The Daily Mail says Henry is a transfer target for Villa, Leeds United, Olympiakos and PSV Eindhoven.

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Henry played over fifty times last season as the Bees finished third in the championship and has been identified by a number of clubs as an option.

For Villa, he would compete with Matt Targett and Neil Taylor for a place at left-back under a manager he knows very well.

Current Villa boss Dean Smith led Henry at Brentford alongside Watkins and Benrahma – and brought in Walsall’s left-back for a record amount for the club at the time, having previously managed full-back promising during his. leaves at the Bescot stadium.

The full-back is not Villa’s most pressing need during the current transfer market as the club are looking for a forward and forward-three reinforcements. However, talent like Henry on the back is available for a cheaper fee – low offers also being aired for Wigan star Antonee Robinson.

There’s value to be found with a smart bid for rear depth options – including Henry.

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