Leicester City looking at Brentford winger Said Benrahma

Leicester City are looking at Brentford’s in-demand winger Said Benrahma, according to The Sun.

They will, however, have to beat Newcastle United to the Championship prodigy, as the Magpies are considering a £15 million bid for the Algerian.

It is worth mentioning that they will do well to make Brentford even bat an eyelid with that offer, seeing as they turned down a £20 million bid for their star player from Aston Villa last summer.

It is reported that the Bees could be in danger of losing too many players shall they fail to secure promotion this campaign.

Currently placed fifth, they are going really well but if they do not get over the line, Leicester will find it easier to attract Benrahma and they will get him for a relatively lower price, too.

And what a signing it will be. The 24-year old has eight league goals and six assists to his name this season.

While he has mostly played on the left wing, he can also operate on the right as well as in the middle – which suits the Foxes, given the number of tactical adjustments that Brendan Rodgers likes to make.

He would also represent tough competition for the likes of Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez, who have both been anything but consistent. When they are good, they are really good; when they are bad, they are terrible.

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One can cut the former some slack because he’s still 22 and learning, but Perez has gone missing way too often and deserves his share of criticism. You’d think maybe Leicester need two, not one winger.

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