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It’s done: Benrahma joins Hammers

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West Ham have tonight agreed a deal with Brentford which has seen Said Benrahma become a Hammers player after it looked this afternoon as though it had broken down!

In fact the deal was in doubt until a few hours ago when it became clear that the 25 year old had failed a medical with his blood tests presenting the problem.

However, we have learned over the last few minutes the club will now take the player on a loan deal until the end of the season and that there will be an obligation to buy attached to it.

The Hammers had originally agreed to sign the player over five years but have now renegotiated the deal whch will see the Irons initially paying the Championship club £4 million as a loan fee.

Once the obligation kicks in we understand the Hammers will pay the Bees the additional £21 million with £4 million of add ons.

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8 comments on “It’s done: Benrahma joins Hammers

  1. What if he doesn’t deliver, are we legally obliged to buy him from Brentford and then try to sell him on, or could it be another case of being lumbered with a player on a long contract

  2. Sully loves a loan to buy.

    Looking forward to seeing if he’s a Zaza or not

  3. Looks good I think he will bring quality, good luck Said ⚒

  4. We have the FABB Four up top; Fornals, Antonio, Bowen and Benrahma but a bit of a fishy defence; Coufal/Cresswell, Oggy, Diop/Dawson. Let’s hope those fish can keep opposing strikers from slipping through to the net! Another nail-biting season! At least we may have money to spend during the winter window (as we had a loan deal instead of a purchase).

  5. I’m Bloody exhausted, who said, Said??? LOL
    Quality is Always welcome at this club and looking forward, that’s exactly what Benrahma will bring to this club and whether he will need to be shoehorned into the team, he Will work…. and on top of that, the players around him will respond to what he will bring to the team and I’m sure his signing will give them all a lift.
    At this point in time, we are where we are and what has happened, has already happened, so I’m now looking forward to the end of this transfer speculation and the continuation of solid team performances and putting the spuds to the sword. COYI

  6. Great signing, Sully is wasted, he needs to be negotiating Brexit.

  7. I’m excited to see him emulate what He did for Brentford.

  8. If we play this kid right. He could become a legend. He has it all going forward. Yet to be convinced he can do a job going the other way. Big step up. Great opportunity for him and us ⚒️

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