Said Benrahma could be on the move during the January transfer window with Saudi Pro League clubs reportedly on his case. It is understood that the player’s new agent has strong connections with the league and has recently been in in discussions with Hammers boss David Moyes according to the Sun and that a move will be on the cards if a sensible offer is made.
Benrahma is no longer guaranteed a place in the starting eleven with Lucas Paqueta, James Ward-Prowse, Tomas Soucek and Mohammed Kudus the preferred midfielders along with Jarrod Bowen when the No 20 isn’t being used as an emergency striker. Benrahma’s West Ham future has been under the microscope for some time and despite the club allowing Manu Lanzini to leave in the summer the former Brentford winger has been unable to nail down a place.
Indeed his form has been pretty indifferent and he has been unable to find the net in 19 appearances at Premier League, Europa League, or international level this season. And given that he is very unlikely to push his way past any of the current midfielders it seems cards that a move to the Saudi League or elsewhere could indeed become a reality for the 28 year old.
It really hasn’t been a great season for Benrahma who was grabbed by Algeria’s coach who then and squared up to him in scenes during Algeria’s clash with Egypt.