Stupid of me
Benrahma’s name is on everyone’s lips after returning to goal on Thursday night.
The Algerian used his first start to the season to score twice, help Brentford beat Fulham in the Carabao Cup and remind us of why he is one of the most talked about players in the league.
He has certainly been brought up as part of a move away from the Bees, with Aston Villa widely reported as being interested, along with Chelsea, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Indeed, it has been claimed that the Selhurst Park side are the closest to speeding up the transfer of one of the 25-year-old contenders – something Roy Hodgson addressed today.
The former Liverpool, West Brom and England boss has distanced himself from a player who will forever be connected with Villa head coach Dean Smith.
“At the end of the day, as far as I’m concerned, there’s no real dialogue between us and Brentford,” Hodgson said.