Said Benrahma Responds to Rumours Linking Him With Move Away From Brentford

10 February 2020 05:55

Brentford winger Said Benrahma claims he's only focused on helping the club achieve their ambitions, amid reports linking with a mega money move to the Premier League.


The 24-year-old has been a shining light at Griffin Park since his arrival in July 2018, helping the Bees become one of the most dangerous sides in the Championship.


His form has not gone unnoticed, with links to Arsenal, Newcastle and Leicester emerging during the January transfer window.

Said Benrahma

But despite conceding that he wants to play in the ​Premier League one day, Benrahma insists that he is not looking elsewhere as the season edges towards its conclusion.

Speaking to This is Local London, he said: “I am very focused on ​Brentford. At the moment, we keep winning and we are in a great position in the league.


“My ambition is to play in the Premier League. But at the moment, I will continue and progress playing my football at Brentford.”

Benrahma may not need to move away from Brentford to fulfil his dream of Premier League football. Thomas Frank’s men currently sit fifth in a compact top of the ​Championship, just two points off Leeds who occupy the final automatic promotion slot.

The Algerian, who has three international caps to his name, arrived in west London for a fee of £1.5m, after spending five years on the books with Ligue 1 outfit Nice. He has played a vital role in Brentford’s promotion push this season, contributing eight goals, as well as six assists.


Benrahma is one of a number of young attacking talents blossoming at Brentford, with young English duo Rico Henry and Ollie Watkins also drawing attention for some sensational performances this season.

Neal Maupay

The trio are just the latest success stories of Brentford's entertaining football revolution, with Chris Mepham and Neal Maupay both earning big-money Premier League moves after impressing at Championship level.

Source: 90min