Leeds tipped to sign magical star

Said Benrahma

The transfer window closes in the next week and unfortunately, Leeds still have some work to do.

They have added no fewer than 11 new players this summer but they’re still keen to press on with a few more signings.

That’s because Leeds have the desire to bolster their attacking options. 

The Whites are on the verge of sealing their 12th signing in the shape of Bayern Munich’s Michael Cuisance.

The midfielder is all but confirmed as he gears up to become the latest face through the door at Elland Road.

However, he won’t be the last because a winger is now at the top of their agenda.

Ryan Kent and Dan James continue to be touted with moves to Yorkshire while another option could be Gyrano Kerk at FC Utrecht. 

Ryan Kent

However, the most impressive of all would be Said Benrahma.

Leeds were linked with a switch for the Algerian at the beginning of the window and with the club in the hunt for a new flanker, there are suggestions that Victor Orta should now consider a move for him.

That’s the word of Football Insider pundit Darren Bent, anyway. 

Speaking to the online publication, he said

“This is why they might go and get Benrahma [Pablo’s injury]. That’s what Leeds thought, and planned. I know that Benrahma is a similar type of player to Hernandez.

“When Hernandez is out there’s a big difference, they don’t create half as much so maybe they have to go and address that.”

Said Benrahma

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Benrahma has been a joy to watch in the Championship over the last two years so a Premier League move will surely be on the cards very soon.

He netted 17 goals for Brentford last term and also racked up a mightily impressive ten assists. 

The 25-year-old is one of the most dangerous players around so it would certainly make sense for Leeds to go after him.

A move is unlikely to come cheap and after Brentford sold Ollie Watkins, they don’t particularly need the money either.

Thus, it’ll be incredibly hard to prise him away from the London club this summer.

Said Benrahma

After all, his manager Thomas Frank understandably rates him very highly too. “He’s just such an exciting player. When he gets the ball, you just have the feeling he can create something out of nothing. He has the magic that very few teams in this league have,” he explained.

However, let’s see how he stacks up against Hernandez, someone Bent thinks Benrahma is similar too. 

In 2019/20, the latter was ahead of the current Leeds man in pretty much every single offensive department apart from key passes.

Although Benrahma registered one more assist than Leeds hero, it was actually Hernandez who amassed more key passes per game – 2.3

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