West Ham paid £30m for Said Benrahma in the January transfer window.
The Brentford man came in on loan initially but the deal was made permanent in order to facilitate the loan signing of Jesse Lingard.
Now, of course, it’s worth saying that Benrahma really hasn’t had that many minutes.
In fact, he’s made just nine starts in the Premier League and has played just 49 of them in the last three games.
Some might be asking whether that’s value for money.
But let’s look at it this way: Without paying the £30m for Benrahma, we wouldn’t have the sheer brilliance of the Man United man.
He has come in on loan and has set the world on fire; he’s scoring goals, providing assists, and changing matches.
As a double deal, paying £30m to bring in Benrahma, who could well become a proper star during his time at the Hammers once he has properly settled into the club, and Lingard looks more and more like a bargain every single week.
David Moyes regularly gives players the time they need to develop and grow; he rarely rushes them in and tells them to play to their previous level.
It will take time for Benrahma but we’re confident that he’ll eventually come good.
Lingard is also making waves but he is doing so more immediately, and he is, ironically, keeping Benrahma on the bench.
But having the two of them means our squad is as deep as it has ever been, particularly in the attacking midfield positions.
They are two absolutely superb players at different stages of their career.
£30m for the pair is the kind of deal that makes fans rub their eyes and ask: “How did we pull that off?!”