Steve Bruce 'identifies' his first Newcastle United summer target with player 'keen' on Premier League move - report

Newcastle United and Leicester City are interested in a summer move for in-form Brentford star Said Benrahma, according to a national report.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:35 pm
HULL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Saïd Benrahma of Brentford FC celebrates scoring a goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Brentford at KCOM Stadium on February 01, 2020 in Hull, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old is a player Steve Bruce is understood to have considered in the past, however, The Sun report the Magpies are ready to battle for him in the summer.

Benrahma, who was signed by the Bees from Nice for just £1.5million, has scored eight goals this term – including a hat-trick in a 5-1 win a Hull City last weekend.

Aston Villa were keen admirers of the winger but if they are to revisit a deal, they are tipped to face stern competition.

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Reports in France earlier in the season suggested the Algerian was keen on a move to the Premier League and the Magpies are reportedly weighing up a £15m bid.

Bruce missed out on Jarrod Bowen last month after he joined West Ham United on deadline day.