After become one of Brentford’s standout performers this season, it will come as no surprise to many to see that Said Benrahma has been linked with a high-profile move away from the club.
Reports from France claim that the Algerian playmaker is attracting interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea, who may look to make a move in the summer.
The 23-year old has caught the eye in recent weeks, especially after scoring a hat-trick against Hull City last weekend which added to his tally of eight goals and 11 assists for the season.
The Bees have been unlucky when it comes to keeping key players at the club in recent times, the likes of Jota and Chris Mepham have left Griffin Park for hefty fees, but the club have failed to replace them ever since.
With Chelsea and Arsenal circling around Benrahma, here, we take a look at three replacements that Brentford should consider for the summer…
The 24-year old has played an integral role in Pompey’s League One promotion push, scoring 11 goals and producing five assists for Kenny Jackett’s men in all competitions this term.
Similarly to Benrahma, Lowe can play either out wide or behind the striker, which suggests that he can replace him with ease.
Another option that Frank may look to consider is Lincoln City’s Bruno Andrade.
The 25-year old has been arguably the Imps’ standout performer this season, scoring nine goals and producing six assists for City this season, as Danny Cowley’s men continue to lead the way in League Two.
Of course, there is a big gulf in class between the second tier and the fourth tier, but Ollie Watkins has proven his quality in the Championship since signing from League Two side Exeter City a couple of years ago.
This is likely to be the most ambitious move out of the lot, but Wolves’ Helder Costa would be a magnificent signing for Brentford.
The winger was influential in Wolves’ promotion to the Premier League last term, but has since failed to knuckle down a place in the starting 11 this season, having started in just one of their last seven Premier League outings.
If Benrahma does leave for either Chelsea or Arsenal then he is likely to leave for big money, therefore the Bees could definitely tempt Wolves into selling.