No surprise Said Benrahma is being linked with a move


It’s no surprise Said Benrahma is being linked with a move to the Saudi League. Let’s be honest, his  departure has looked to be on the cards for some time as he has never honestly looked a player who will reach the required Premier League standard. This is a guy who has scored eight Premier League goals since joining us in the 1920/21 season and whilst often looking very exciting with some left wing runs has rarely exploded in the final third and looks to easy to force off the ball. He also often has an inexcusable reason for thrashing in a shot – usually high, wide or both – when there are better positioned  players able to  score.

No surprise Said Benrahma is being linked with a move

You will of course have gathered he is not a favourite player of mine but the most disappointing aspect for me has been his inability to improve. Indeed, if anything, he has gone backwards over the last couple of seasons and is now unable to hold down a regular place in the team. He was even unable to get on the pitch in either of the Carabao Cup games against Lincoln City or Arsenal.

With the likes of Paqueta, Kudus and Ward Prowse arriving and Soucek finding his goal scoring touch again, Benrahma looks highly unlikely to be anything other than a squad player and  looks set to follow the player with whom he was once fighting for a place – Manu Lanzini – through the Hammers exit door.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Yes Hughie it’s really time for Benny, as you say he just never learns, clearly never practises a run then successful end product. If only he could shoot on the run like he can form the penalty spot, but then that’s the skill level he should have. Time to move on mate.

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