Darren Bent is surprised that Leeds United have not brought in Brentford attacker Said Benrahma to cover veteran playmaker Pablo Hernandez.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former England forward said he expected Leeds to sign the 25-year-old “straight away” following their promotion to the Premier League.
However, Leeds have instead turned their attentions to Udinese playmaker Rodrigo de Paul to take the mantle from Hernandez.
Football Insider revealed last week that Leeds had agreed personal terms with 26-year-old but are yet to agree a fee with Udinese.
The Athletic reported at the beginning of last month that Leeds were admirers of Benrahma but faced tough competition for his signature.
Asked by Football Insider whether Leeds need to bring in cover for Hernandez, Bent said: “I honestly thought Benrahma would have been the one.