Said Benrahma ‘risks pricing himself out of Premier League transfer with Brentford star demanding £16m contract’ amid interest from Crystal Palace and Fulham
- Said Benrahma’s wage demands could price him out of a transfer this season
- The winger is said to want a £16m contract over five years from potential suitors
- Crystal Palace and Fulham have both shown an interest in the 25-year-old
Said Benrahma’s demands for a £16million contract could threaten his chances of securing a move to the Premier League before the transfer deadline, according to reports.
According to The Sun, Benrahma wants a five-year contract and his £60,000-a-week wage demands plus extras, in addition to a transfer fee of £20m, is proving too costly for his admirers.
Said Benrahma’s contract demands risk pricing him out of a move to the Premier League
The 25-year-old scored 17 goals in 46 games last season, including two league hat-tricks.
Palace have led the race for the winger for much of the summer but the overall cost of the transfer has prevented the club from completing a deal.
The Sun report the Eagles may make a last ditch move before the window shuts on Monday, if West Brom come in with a bid for Andros Townsend.
The 25-year-old winger is said to want a five-year contract on £60,000-a-week plus extras
Roy Hodgson refused to rule out a move for the winger but emphasised his side already have options in that position and insisted there has been no contact with Brentford.
He said: ‘The bottom line is, as far as I am concerned, there is no real dialogue between us and Brentford and we certainly haven’t discussed buying a player for that position, but who knows.
‘I don’t know what Brentford are thinking and it would be unusual and stupid of me when his name comes up to say he is not a good player.
Roy Hodgson refused to rule out a move but insisted there has been no contact with Brentford
‘But we have players in that position. We actually signed Eze to strengthen us in that area and we have Jeffrey Schlupp, Andros Townsend and Max Meyer so we are certainly not short of players in the positions Said Benrahma plays.’
As Sportsmail reported last week, Fulham are hoping to hijack Palace’s potential move for Benrahma.
The Algeria international showed Scott Parker what his side was missing with two goals against the Cottagers in the fourth-round of the Carabao Cup on Thursday.