Newcastle United are expected to reignite their interest in highly-rated Brentford winger Said Benrahma in January, according to the Shields Gazette.
The 24-year-old was one of the standout players for the Brentford in the Championship last season, scoring ten goals and providing 14 assists in 38 league appearances for the Bees.
Benrahma has only just returned from an injury and has made four appearances for Brentford in the Championship so far this season.
According to the Shields Gazette, Newcastle were interested in signing Benrahma during the summer transfer window and could revive their interest in the forward in January, with new manager Steve Bruce looking to strengthen his squad.
Here are three reasons why it’s no surprise that Newcastle are plotting a move for Benrahma…
He’s Premier League quality
Benrahma is a quality player and judging by his performances for Brentford in the Championship last season, he’s more than good enough to make the step up to the Premier League.
The winger will be full of confidence after last season and the chance to showcase his talent at the highest level could prove too good to turn down.
Bruce is a vastly experienced manager and will know exactly how to get the best out of him and help him adapt to the challenges that come with top-flight football.
Newcastle have scored just three goals in the Premier League so far this season, but Benrahma is a very talented footballer, who is capable of both scoring and creating goals from out wide.
He’s quick, direct, is very good on the ball and has a fantastic range of passing. He’s got all the attributes of a top winger and he’s still only 24.
You image that he’s the sort of player that will continue to improve with more experience and a move to Newcastle would provide him with the chance to take his game to the next level.
Newcastle need more firepower in attack
Newcastle have scored just three goals in their four Premier League matches so far this season and there’s no doubt that the Magpies could do with some extra firepower in attack.
Bruce will no doubt look to address this issue when the transfer window opens in January and Benrahma could be an excellent signing.
He’s a quality player and is capable of causing teams all sorts of problems with his pace and ability to take the ball past defenders.
He’d be able to provide Newcastle with some extra intensity and creative spark in attack, and he’d be able to create scoring chances for the likes of Joelinton.