Chelsea must react to Tottenham joining race for target Said Benrahma - Opinion
Chelsea have been linked with a move for Brentford’s Said Benrahma and manager Frank Lampard should consider ramping up interest in him following the latest development.
Goal previously claimed that the Blues have the 24-year-old on their radar for the summer window, while Arsenal are believed to be keen too.
The left-winger has recently suffered the heartache of a Championship play-off final defeat to Fulham and that has got many people discussing his future lying away from Griffin Park.
Chelsea may now need to put their foot down if they want to secure his signature, as the Mirror reports that London rivals Tottenham are now entering the race for Benrahma.
The Algerian attacker has a price tag of over £25million (Sky Sports) and he’s a talented individual that could become a real talent at Stamford Bridge.
There is an argument that Lampard’s side may not need any extra wingers beyond Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, as there are several versatile stars in the squad that could fill the position.
Despite the versatility in the group, Chelsea may need a back-up option in each position if they seriously want to compete for every trophy next season.
Benrahma is a player that looks ready to make an impact in the English top-flight, after scoring 28 goals and supplying 27 assists for Brentford during the last two seasons.
But with Spurs entering the race for him it shows the interest is heating up in him, so Chelsea need to make a formal approach now to signal their intent and get the skilful winger in.