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Newcastle United could be set to reignite their interest in signing Said Benrahma, according to a recent report from the Shields Gazette.
Benrahma has recently returned to action from a spell in the treatment room, but is yet to get off the mark for Thomas Frank’s side in this year’s campaign.
He’ll have a tough job on his hands to build on the performances he caught the eye with last season for the Bees as they finished 11th in the Championship.
The 24-year-old scored ten league goals and was on hand to provide his Brentford team-mates with 14 assists in a hugely impressive campaign for the winger.
He caused opposition defences a number of problems going forward with his pace and trickery on the ball and will be keen to replicate these performances for Brentford when he recaptures his best form.
Benrahma had previously been attracting interest from Aston Villa (according to The Sun) in the summer, but a move to Villa Park never materialised for the midfielder.
But a move to the top-flight could be too tempting to turn down for the Brentford man, as he’ll be keen to showcase his talent at the highest level possible.
A move to Newcastle could be the perfect fit for the Algerian as well, as the Magpies could benefit from having a winger of his creative ability on their books in the future.
The Magpies have shown glimpses of their quality going forward this season, as they took the limited chances that came their way in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Tottenham earlier this campaign.
But Benrahma has shown that he is the type of player that could make a real difference for Steve Bruce’s side in the future, as he is direct in attack, and that could cause opposition defences a real issue throughout the course of a game.
The fact that Arsenal and Chelsea were also interested (according to Le Buteur) in landing Benrahma’s signature earlier this year should tell you enough about the potential that he has to make it to the very top.
Although he is unproven in the Premier League, that shouldn’t stop him from earning a move to Newcastle in January’s transfer window.
Benrahma was an unproven talent when he first arrived at Brentford from French side Nice back in the summer of 2018, but he certainly proved to be an excellent signing by the Bees as he contributed to 24 goals in total last season (ten goals and 14 assists).
You have to take a gamble sometimes as it can pay off, and Newcastle would be foolish to pass up an opportunity to land his signature in the near future.
It will take a relatively large transfer fee to prize him away from Griffin Park, but you have to pay for quality at this level, and Benrahma has already shown that he has that.