Said Benrahma’s continued absence from the Hammers team is becoming more and more of a mystery!
This was brought home to me even more intensely this morning when I read a comment on the CandH forum that the decision not to spend the money from the Seb Haller sale on a striker is costing us dearly.
The reality of course is that the £20 odd million was spent….on the former Brentford player in order to bring in Jesse Lingard on loan.
There have been constant comments from here and elsewhere that Said has all the appearances of a player the manager isn’t keen on given his now regular absences.
Yet if that’s true why would he sanction spending the sort of dough that was involved despite there being what was described as an “obligation” to buy.
The terms of the obligation were never properly explained and one would imagine that had Moyes not been sure, or had made his mind up against the signing, he would have made that pretty clear.
In the meantime – for all the arguments – a lot of money has been spent on a player whom the manager seems to feel isn’t ready for the Premier League.
The mystery deepens.