Newly-promoted Leeds United have added their name to the rising list of clubs keen on Brentford’s Saïd Benrahma.
The Algerian left winger was one of the excellent players as Brentford booked a playoff final appearance towards Fulham, registering 17 goals and eight assists throughout the Championship season.
However, with Brentford having failed to safe promotion at Wembley towards the Cottagers, the forward has been linked to a number of Premier League clubs – with the Bees said to be holding out for a fee of round £25m.
While West Ham United, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Leicester City have all named as clubs with an present interest within the extensive man, the Telegraph have revealed that Premier League new boys Leeds are also hoping to purchase Benrahma’s services.
With Marcelo Bielsa wanting to bolster the Whites’ choices up top as they put together for their first top-flight marketing campaign since their 2004 relegation, Benrahma has emerged as a way of instantly boosting the usual of the Argentine’s starting eleven.
Though £25m is the quoted determine, these within the winger are optimistic that Brentford may very well be persuaded to half methods with the forward for under £20m.
Any deal for Benrahma would form half of an already busy summer time for the champions of England’s second tier, who have seen Illan Meslier and Helder Costa make their present loan offers on the club everlasting.
It is hoped that one other of Leeds’ loanees might end up staying at Elland Road, with the Whites hoping to negotiate a deal with centre-back Ben White’s guardian club Brighton which might see the defender stay in Yorkshire.
Though Brighton have expressed that they’d be unlikely to half with White for something lower than £30m, the Seagulls’ present depth within the centre-back position might effectively favour Leeds if the Englishman elects to push for a move.
They have, nonetheless, rejected two opening bid from Leeds over a everlasting swap.