There has been a lot of interest from Premier League teams in the individual talents at Brentford this season, and Said Benrahma happens to be one of them.
The Algerian winger has impressed with his consistent form and his ability on the ball as he has dealt with anything that has been thrown his way by the opposition.
Having taken games by the scruff of the neck at times and taken his levels up a notch, Benrahma’s displays in the Championship has attracted the attention of Newcastle United according to the Northern Echo.
Here, we take a look at two pros and two cons if Brentford were to lose the forward…
Pro – Make a profit
Brentford would make a profit if they was to let Benrahma depart this summer for a club at the top of English football.
The winger joined the Bees in the summer of 2018 for a fee that is thought to be around £1.5 million, with his value now believed to be worth much more than that.
A large profit is likely to be made on the winger and the fee would suit a club like the Bees up for a long time.
Pro – Can give opportunities to others
Brentford have become known for allowing new signings to flourish at Griffin Park, before being sold on for a hefty amount.
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Bees manager Thomas Frank could be set to do this again as long as he had the right replacements in place to do it.
Striker Marcus Forss looks like he could come in and fill the void Benrahma leaves behind if he has to, or Frank may dip into the transfer market to find the right replacement.
Con – Loses a talented player
Benrahma has become a pivotal player with his individual displays for the Bees across the past 18 months and he would be a big loss to everyone at Brentford.
His ability on the ball with his flicks, tricks and goal contributions in the final third have set him apart from the other wingers in the second tier.
His work-rate off the ball to try and get it back is also an attribute that Frank has instilled in him and demanded of him in recent months with Benrahma becoming a real team-player.
Con – Other forwards lose their supply
Striker Ollie Watkins and right winger Bryan Mbuemo have both profited from playing alongside Benrahma this season.
The trio leading the Bees attack has rightfully become the most-feared in the second tier as teams fail to contain their free-flowing style.
Benrahma departing the club could see the supply that Watkins and Mbeumo currently receive dry up as they lose an important part of their attack.