Brentford boss Thomas Frank admits he doesn’t know if Stated Benrahma shall be staying this summer season however is in little question 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 might love him to remain, and I might like to have him,” mentioned Frank.
“However I don’t know. Actually. If the worth is true we’re open to promoting, but when not we shall be completely satisfied for him to remain.
“Both we’re going to get a prime value or we’re going to maintain the most effective gamers within the Championship. Has he added a number of million to his value? 100 per cent!”
Brentford have been main by a first-half Marcus Forss objective when Benrahma grabbed his first, ending on the far submit from a free-kick.
His second was a particular strike, turning and firing house from 25 yards to present 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 overwhelmed to promotion by Fulham within the Sky Wager Championship play-off closing 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, however it’s significantly 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 in opposition to Newcastle within the quarter-finals however for now all focus is on ensuring Benrahma stays.