Dean Smith’s Brentford are set to battle Premier League outfit, Huddersfield Town for the signature of OGC Nice Algerian midfielder, Said Benrahma, with Spanish side, Leganes also hoping to secure a deal for the 22-year-old, the Yorkshire Post reports.
Benrahma spent last season on loan at Ligue 2 side, LB Chateauroux, clocking up an impressive nine goals in 31 appearances as Jean-Luc Vasseur’s side finished 9th in the French second tier. The promising youngster already has one international cap to his name and has turned out 17 times for his parent club Nice, netting on three occasions amidst a trio of successive loan moves away.
David Wagner has outlined the African winger as one to watch as his side confirmed their top-flight status for a second season following their promotion from the Championship. The Terriers will not be alone in the race for Benrahma however, as Brentford search for the extra spark to help them break into the top six, pushing them into playoff contention next year.
Having started his career in the youth at ranks of NRB Bethioua, Benrahma secured his move to France in 2013 and demonstrated his boundless potential in early spells at Angers and Gazelec Ajaccio, but having earned attention from elsewhere, a switch across Europe looks likely for the hot prospect.
Bees manager, Smith could face a tough task to persuade Benrahma to choose a Championship move to London while offers to play in the Premier League remain in the pipeline. Similarly, the opportunity to face La Liga giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona could be a swaying factor for Benrahma when he considers his Leganes link.
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