One of the more impressive starts to the season in the Championship, at least player wise, has been Neal Maupay at Brentford.
Scoring five goals in his first five games, the young French striker has taken England’s second-tier by storm this year after a first campaign finding his feet in a new country.
Despite this, a strong end to the season meant a number of Premier League clubs were sniffing around, seeing the potential that already was on display during his time in France, first at Nice and then Saint-Etienne.
However, for the 22-year-old, a move to yet another club wasn’t on the agenda, and he decided to stay at Griffin Park for the 2081-19 campaign.
He told ActuFoot: “It’s important to find stability and continuity. I’ve changed clubs every summer for the past three years. It’s never easy to readapt, learn to play again, with new teammates and understand what the manager wants. Here, I have the trust of the coach and the club. It was an easy decision”.
That doesn’t mean Maupay doesn’t have goals he wants to achieve throughout his career, and playing in some higher leagues.
However, for now, it’s all about Brentford.
He said: “I have great ambitions here, where I feel great. I’m very happy. I just want to have a big season, then we’ll see. I’ve never been one that projects himself. I take it day by day. My future, I don’t know. You never know”.