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Our View: West Ham could gain revenge on Aston Villa big time

West Ham and Aston Villa have been linked with many of the same players this summer.

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Both the Hammers and the Villans were chasing Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash (Sky Sports).

But it seems as though Aston Villa are set to pip West Ham to the 23-year-old, with the Telegraph reporting that the west Midlands outfit are closing in on a £16 million deal to sign the Forest ace.

Then, there is Ollie Watkins.

Both David Moyes and Dean Smith want to sign the Brentford hitman (The Sun & The Birmingham Mail).

David Moyes (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

And according to the Birmingham Mail, Villa are leading that race as well.

Finally, Said Benrahma has been linked with moves to the London Stadium and Villa Park (Birmingham Mail).

Hammers turning the tables on Villa?

But for once, it seems as though West Ham could have the upper hand over Villa.

ExWHUemployee claimed last night that the Hammers will probably use any funds made by selling Grady Diangana to West Brom to launch a bid for the Algeria international.

Said Benrahma in action (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

And the Telegraph reckon that West Ham are in pole position to sign the exciting 25-year-old winger.

So perhaps the Hammers can finally gain some revenge on the Villans.

Sure, we need to sign a left-back, a centre-back and a centre-forward. Strengthening those three positions should be our priority. But nevertheless, bringing Benrahma in would soften the blow of losing Diangana.

The Brentford ace was truly exceptional in the Championship last season.

And it would come with the added bonus of dealing Villa a blow at the same time.

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