Newcastle United are expected to reignite their interest in signing Brentford’s Said Benrahma according to the Shields Gazette.
The winger has only just returned from injury, but has seemingly caught the eye of Newcastle, who will be keen to add to their squad in January after a stuttering start to their league campaign this term.
Benrahma was hugely impressive for the Bees last season, as he scored ten goals and provided 14 assists in 38 league appearances for the club.
He had previously been attracting interest from Aston Villa, who reportedly (according to The Sun) made a bid in the region of £8.9m for the 24-year-old.
But that clearly didn’t match Brentford’s valuation of the pacy winger, and a move to Dean Smith’s side never materialised over the summer.
It seems as though the Griffin Park faithful will have a potentially nervous wait heading into the January transfer window, with Benrahma’s future at the club up in the air.
The report from the Shields Gazette claims that Newcastle were previously interested in landing his signature in the summer transfer window, so it’ll be interesting to see if they can make a breakthrough in their efforts to sign him this time around.
Benrahma will be hoping that he can make a positive impact for Brentford this weekend, when they take on Preston North End, in what will be a tricky test for Thomas Frank’s side.
I think it’s only a matter of time before he leaves the club.
Benrahma has already shown in the past that he is a class apart in this Brentford team, and the club’s supporters will know that deep down.
He deserves a shot in the Premier League in the near future, and if he settled down quickly with Newcastle, then they would have a player with a bright future ahead of him on their hands.