Leicester City and Newcastle United are set for a summer battle to land Brentford winger Said Benrahma, according to The Sun.
Both clubs are willing to part with £15 million to land the player who is enjoying a solid season with the Bees in the Championship.
Benrahma netted a hat-trick as Brentford thrashed Hull 5-1 at the weekend and other clubs are thought to be interested.
Aston Villa might be one of those clubs. They were reportedly ready to sign the player last month, having held summer interest in the player.
The Algerian has scored eight goals and registered six assists this season and has also represented his country on three occasions.
Newcastle have used Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron out wide this season but after those two there is little in reserve.
It seems clear why boss Steve Bruce would want to add such a talented player to his squad.
Leicester could hold the aces, however. Brendan Rodgers’ men look certain to secure European football and that might prove more attractive to Benrahma.
Brentford look set for a big profit on the winger. He was signed from Nice in 2018, costing just £1.5 million.
TBR View – Benrahma has the tricks and flicks to be a Premier League success
Given his form this season, there is enough to suggest that he could work in the Premier League.
He has an array of tricks and flicks and at 24 he is improving all the time.
Brentford are fifth in the Championship and his link-up play with Ollie Watkins has been impressive.
His devastating hat-trick at Hull saw his goal tally improve. It’s very little surprise that Newcastle and Leicester are monitoring him.
Both clubs would be ideal destinations. Benrahma needs to go somewhere where he will play regularly and Newcastle or Leicester should allow him to do that.