West Ham complete signing of Said Benrahma from Brentford, initially on loan

Ruben Hill
October 16, 2020

Everton and West Ham are amongst the clubs to have been heavily linked with the Norway worldwide and though the transfer window is now closed, extra time to complete a move could have been bought if a deal sheet was put in.

The Bees signed Benrahma from French club Nice for less than £3m two years ago.

Sportsmail understands concerns were flagged up following Benrahma's blood tests following checks during the second part of his medical that not only left the proposed move in the balance earlier on Friday but also destroyed any hopes of a permanent deal being completed.

Benrahma had been due to move to the London Stadium in a move worth around £30million but has now failed the medical this morning.

West Ham wanted King as wide and central attacking cover but it seems the club will be fairly confident they have the players necessary in attack to have a successful season in the Premier League, now Benrahma is on his way in. It included and still includes good players.

"I spoke to the manager, so I know exactly what he expects from me".

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that West Ham are still keen on adding King to a new-look attack by tomorrow night. He is a player who has had a lot of recognition for his performances with Brentford in the Championship.

"West Ham is a historic club, which has been in the Premier League for a very long time".

Benrahma, who will wear the number nine shirt, becomes Moyes' fourth major signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Craig Dawson and Vladimir Coufal as well as the permanent addition of Tomas Soucek.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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