Brentford manager Thomas Frank will be looking forward to next season with a degree of optimism, after his side achieved a top-half Championship finish, ending the season in 11th place on 64 points just 10 points adrift of the play-off places.
As Frank carries out a review of his playing squad and plans his transfer moves, he will be encouraged that Arsenal and Chelsea seem to have gone quiet over their interest in Bees winger Said Benrahma, having been reported as being keen in a report from Algerian outlet Le Buteur (via TEAMTalk).
So do you think Brentford will keep Benrahma as Arsenal and Chelsea links diminish?
“I can see him staying.
“He had an excellent first season but he wasn’t at the level where you thought he’s immediately ready for a move like that.
“A very good player, let’s see what he can do next season now he knows the game in this country and the club.”
“Going to Chelsea or Arsenal was always going to be unlikely but Benrahma is an excellent talent and I would be surprised if nobody in the Prem goes for him.
“However, you would have to back Brentford to be right up there if they can keep hold of him.”
“I think they might struggle.
“The noises have gone quiet for now, but he’s the sort of flair player who could thrive in the top flight.
“I don’t think he’s good enough if I’m honest, but he’s certainly got the attributes Arsenal look for: skilled, lightweight, temperamental.
“It won’t be a big loss in my opinion.”