Brentford winger Said Benrahma has caught attention recently and Liverpool should consider keeping an eye on the Algerian.
The Telegraph claim that Arsenal are tracking the 24-year-old with a view to signing him in the summer. And as far as low-cost options go, Benrahma looks like a very solid one.
Having joined Brentford at the start of last season, Benrahma has looked great ever since. He’s scored 18 goals in one and a half Championship seasons so far, as well as adding another 19 assists.
As far as output goes, that’s pretty fantastic. Could it translate to the Premier League? You’d think so, given the current state of the league. James Madison and Jack Grealish both moved up a division and kept their form. Even Neal Maupay, a teammate of Benrahma’s last season, has stepped up to score seven Premier League goals for Brighton this campaign.
And so he may be a player Liverpool should consider. Per the Liverpool Echo, Xherdan Shaqiri could leave in the summer – that creates space in the Liverpool squad.
Is Harvey Elliott ready to fill that squad space on the right? He’ll still only be 17 by the start of next season and it could be too much pressure.
Giving another player a chance while he develops could, therefore, be the answer.
In Benrahma, Liverpool could have a player looking to kick on to the next level but also able to arrive with next to no pressure. That’s important for a squad role, of course.
It does depend on how ‘big’ Liverpool want to go this summer. Will they break from the usual strategy and splash the cash on a forward? Or will they stick to good prices and developing potential?
If it’s the latter, Benrahma could be a very interesting choice.