Hammers Clinch Benrahma Signing

The transfer window finally closed on Friday evening and David Moyes has now got the man he has been chasing all summer, as West Ham United have signed winger Saïd Benrahma from Brentford on a season-long loan with a view to making the move permanent.

The 25-year-old Algerian international finally had his medical after agreeing personal terms in East London earlier this week ahead of what should have been a five-year deal, having agreed a fee with the Sky Bet Championship outfit worth up to £30m.

Benrahma has already had experience of playing in Stratford this season, as he was part of the Bees’ squad when the two teams met for a pre-season friendly on 29 August. Unfortunately for him though, it was to be a disappointing day as the home side eventually ran out 2-1 winners.

Whilst Moyes would’ve hoped to involve Benrahma in the squad for Sunday’s trip across London to face fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur but it has been confirmed that due to the deal not being completely until late on Friday, he won’t be able to feature and will have to wait until next Saturday to make his debut as Manchester City are the visitors to Stratford next Saturday.