REPORT: West Ham United Close in on Signing Brentford’s Said Benrahma

West Ham United are closing in on the signature of Brentford winger Said Benrahma ahead of the domestic transfer deadline, as reported by Mike McGrath of The Telegraph.

West Ham Focus Attention Back on Benrahma

Impressive Form

After missing out on promotion last season, several teams have shown interest in the Algerian midfielder. The Hammers are said to be in advanced talks over a deal, said to be worth in the region of £30 million according to Sky Sports.

The 25-year old scored 17 goals last season, assisting ten more in all competitions in an instrumental season which led to the play-off final.

David Moyes allowed Felipe Anderson to join Portuguese side, Porto, on loan for the rest of the season on deadline day, while exciting prospect Grady Diangana also left the club earlier in the window. With the departure of the duo, there is a need to add strength in depth in attack.

With wins over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City in the league, West Ham’s front three of Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals have all impressed.

Quiet Transfer Front

West Ham have been fairly quiet in the transfer window, signing Czech Republic duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal. The Hammers converted the midfielder’s loan to a permanent, whilst signing right-back Coufal following Ryan Fredericks’ injury, which is set to keep him out until the New Year.

Premier League clubs have until October 16 to sign players from the English Football League and Moyes will be looking to make some key moves.

Benrahma looks set to join former Brentford teammate Ollie Watkins in the Premier League after the striker joined Aston Villa in a deal worth around £30 million. The forward recently scored an emphatic hat-trick against Premier League champions, Liverpool.

West Ham are also interested in signing forward Joshua King from Bournemouth before next week’s deadline. It is thought that the Cherries want £18 million for the 28-year old.

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