David Moyes has moved to provide an update on West Ham United’s pursuit of Brentford playmaker Said Benrahma.
The Hammers will be hopeful of getting a deal for Benrahma over the line before this afternoon’s 5pm deadline, as Moyes looks to add more creativity going forward.
Benrahma – who scored 17 goals for Brentford last season – has been the subject of major transfer interest over the course of the summer, with plenty of high-profile clubs being linked with his signature.
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West Ham have recently reached an agreement to sign Benrahma in a deal which could rise to around £30million, however that move was today placed into doubt.
Earlier this afternoon, the Mirror reported that Benrahma had failed a medical at West Ham due to an issue with his blood tests, placing his multi-million pound move to the London Stadium in jeopardy.
But speaking to the press this afternoon, Moyes has insisted that Benrahma hasn’t failed a medical at West Ham, and remains hopeful of completing a deal before 5pm.
Via Paul Brown of the Daily Star, Moyes said: “He hasn’t failed his medical and we hope something can be done later today. Part of it is ongoing. We’ll soon find out.”
It would be a gutting blow for West Ham fans if they were to miss out on Benrahma now.
He is the type of player that they are craving at the moment, and he will add plenty of goals and assists to the side following the departure of Felipe Anderson to FC Porto.
He is a special player and they need to get this one over the line.