Arsenal join Leicester in transfer battle for Said Benrahma with Brentford winger available for £15m fee

Posted Saturday, February 08, 2020 by

Arsenal join Leicester in transfer battle for Said Benrahma with Brentford winger available for £15m fee
Said Benrahma is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal Credit: Getty Images - Getty

ARSENAL have joined the race to sign Brentford star Said Benrahma, according to reports.

The Algerian has enjoyed a fine season at Griffin Park, helping the Bees to fifth in the Championship.

He netted a hat-trick in the 5-1 thumping at Hull on February 1, taking his season tally up to eight for the season after grabbing 11 last term.

His performances alongside Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins have earned the front three the tag of 'The BMW'.

And now, according to The Telegraph, the Gunners are interested in signing the winger - and will hope they are in the driving seat.

However, they face competition from Leicester and Newcastle for his signature.

Considered by many fans as the best player in the second tier, Benrahma has proved a huge bargain since arriving from Nice for just £1.5m in 2018.

He previously came through the ranks as a youngster at Nice, featuring for their first and second teams but was shipped out on three loan spells in France.

The 24-year-old is under contract until 2022 but it is thought a £15million bid could be enough to convince Brentford to sell.

Brentford will have to get promoted to have any chance of holding on to their star man.

He missed out on Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations-winning campaign after being named in the preliminary squad but was forced to withdraw through injury.

However, his reputation has increased this campaign, with early-season reports from France suggesting he was keen on moving up to the Prem.

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