Brentford manager Thomas Frank faces having his planning for next season disrupted, with newly promoted Aston Villa reportedly mounting an £8.9 million bid for Algerian winger Said Benrahma, as reported on Le10 Sport.
Benrahma, 23, had a solid season at Griffin Park with 10 goals and 14 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions and having only cost the Bees £2.5 million a year ago, they may be tempted to cash-in on their asset.
So is Benrahma worth the reported £8.9 million?
“He’s definitely worth that. Considering his team mate Neal Maupay is rumoured to have a £20 million asking price.
“Benrahma is exactly what you want from a winger. Pacy, clever and has brilliant vision.
“He was a big factor behind Maupay’s success and finished as top assist maker in the Championship last season. If he played for a top Championship club he would be demanding a much larger fee.”
“No, he’s not.
“He’s a good player, but he’s shown some inconsistency and occasionally I question his attitude.
“I’m surprised at this, they’ve already signed one Championship player yet to prove himself in Jota.
“If they’re not careful they might find themselves with too many inconsistent players to stay up.”
“I think Villa have done brilliantly if they get him for that price.
“Benrahama has been one of the most influential players in the Championship this season, topping the assists chart and contributing a fair number of goals as well.
“When you look at some of the prices being put on the heads of other players, this feels like an absolute steal.”
“Bernrahma is a terrific player and was very impressive in his debut season for Brentford.
“He’s an exciting player and could be a great signing for Aston Villa.
“I’m not sure if he’s worth more than £8.9million in today’s market or not, but I think he’s good enough to make the step up to the Premier League and £8.9million would be a smart bit of business by Villa.”