Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to be reportedly looking at Brentford wide man Said Benrahma after the Bees failed to gain promotion to the Premier League – but Jose Mourinho’s side may have a trump card.
Benrahma, 24, has been absolutely sensational for Brentford this season – as he formed on third of Brentford’s lethal BMW attack. The Algerian had a hand in 26 goals during his 43 games, scoring 17 and creating nine.
The Mirror claims Tottenham are eyeing a £16million move to sign Benrahma, though they face competition from West Ham United and potentially both Arsenal and Chelsea – though the latter are not as insistent.
Leeds United are also interested as per The Mirror in a move for Benrahma, too. But what could see Spurs win the race is Brentford’s interest in one of their young players – in the form of Jack Clarke.
The Standard claim that Brentford are interested in three Tottenham players, in the form of Ryan Sessegnon, Oliver Skipp and ex-Leeds man Clarke. Skipp, though, is a central midfielder and would hardly replace Benrahma.
Sessegnon is expected to join a Premier League side with Fulham looking to lure him back to Craven Cottage – so £10million (Standard) winger Clarke could be eyed by Brentford, especially if Benrahma goes.
With Tottenham now interested in Benrahma, surely Spurs have a trump card and can beat Leeds to the signing of the Algerian ace by including Clarke on loan in the deal as a sweetener – given the Bees want the England youth ace?