Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits he doesn’t know if Mentioned Benrahma will probably be staying this summer season however is in little doubt the Algerian’s current exploits have solely added to his worth.
Benrahma has been linked with a Premier League transfer all summer season. Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa have all been rumoured to have an interest.
However with a transfer but to materialise, Frank handed Benrahma his first begin of the season and was rewarded with a spectacular show in a convincing 3-Zero win.
“Am I assured he’ll keep? I’m assured that I’d love him to remain, and I’d like to have him,” mentioned Frank.
“However I don’t know. Truthfully. If the worth is true we’re open to promoting, but when not we will probably be blissful for him to remain.
“Both we’re going to get a prime value or we’re going to preserve top-of-the-line gamers within the Championship. Has he added a couple of million to his value? 100 per cent!”
Brentford have been main by way of a first-half Marcus Forss objective when Benrahma grabbed his first, ending on the far put up from a free-kick.
His second was a particular strike, turning and firing dwelling from 25 yards to offer his potential suitors one other nudge.
What Brentford would have given for a efficiency like this two months in the past, once they have been crushed to promotion by Fulham within the Sky Wager Championship play-off last at Wembley.
Frank insisted this victory was not about revenge however about reaching the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup for the primary time of their historical past.
“No, but it surely’s notably satisfying that we wrote historical past tonight on the new stadium,” he added. “Beating an area rival and creating historical past, we’re more than happy.”
Brentford have been given a house tie towards Newcastle within the quarter-finals however for now all focus is on ensuring Benrahma stays.