According to Simon Jones writing for the Mail Online, West Ham United have closed out a deal to being the uber-talented Said Benrahma to the Premier League from Sky Bet Championship side Brentford.

Benrahma has lit up the Sky Bet Championship since he arrived in a £1.5m for from French side OGC Nice. Since arriving at Brentford, Benrahma has made 94 appearances for the Bees, scoring 30 goals and providing 27 assists.

17 of those goals, and 9 of those assists came last season in a 2019/20 campaign that came so close to seeing Brentford gain promotion; the Bees losing out to Fulham in the Play-Off Final at Wembley. He’s scored two goals for Brentford in the Carabao Cup this season, coincidentally against Fulham.

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However, such a talent and such a lethal approach were always going to convince a Premier League side to take a punt on him. That’s just what the Hammers have done.

Website 90MIN said three days-or-so ago that David Moyes’ side were in for the flying Algerian; Jones’ article in the Mail Online confirms it – adding extra detail.

Jones adds that Benrahma is set to undergo a medical with the East Londoners on Thursday as they look to beat the domestic transfer deadline which falls on Friday evening.

He alos adds that potentional issues with a bonus payment to Brentford had been “ironed out” and that Benrhama had agreed “terms on a five year contract” that had been discussed on Wednesday evening.

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Selling Benrahma will see another barrel of the lethal BMW strikeforce at Brentford stripped away. Ollie Watkins has been snapped up by Aston VIlla for £33m, Benrahma leaving for West Ham for £30m leaves just Brian Mbeumo still left at the Bees out of that three-pronged attack.

Whilst Watkins and Benrahma departing could leave a sour taste in fans’ mouths, £63m is one heck of a battle chest to have come the opening of the winter transfer window.

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Premier League written all over him.


Won’t be as highly productive.