Due to this, recents reports suggest they are still pursuing a player that they have been interested throughout the summer in the shape of Said Benrahma.
The Mirror has reported that the Hammers are still interested in the Championship winger, but they face competition for his signature. Fellow Premier League sides and London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Crystal Palace are also monitoring the situation.
The deadline for transfers between Premier League and EFL sides is the 16th October. This means the Irons still have time to make a move for the player.
There is no doubting the terrific campaign Benrahma had last season for the Bees as he scored 17 goals and also picked up eight assists, per WhoScored. He looked a menace for opposition defences as he managed on average 3.8 shots, 2.1 key passes and a whopping 3 dribbles per game.
The fact that sides like Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in the 25 year-old highlights his huge potential. Therefore supporters should be excited that West Ham are also tracking him. His manager Thomas Frank clearly loves having the player at his club too, as he called him ‘magnificent’ earlier this year.
Would Said Benrahma be a good signing for West Ham United?
For now no bid has been made, but Felipe Anderson moved to FC Porto on loan, whilst academy prospect Grady Diangana’s departure to West Bromwich Albion left many annoyed, including captain Mark Noble.
This means the winger position is lacking depth, and the signing of Benrahma would both improve that position and also please the Irons fan base following their frustrations throughout the summer.
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