West Ham United manager David Moyes is reportedly not that bothered about signing Brentford’s Said Benrahma, with the Premier League club understood to be closing in on a £30 million deal.
The Algerian winger has looked likely to be on the move throughout the summer and it appears the Hammers are closing in on a deal just before Friday’s deadline for domestic transfers.
Sky Sports have reported that West Ham and Brentford have agreed terms on a deal that could be worth up to £30 million, with discussions between Benrahma and the east London club ongoing.
According to Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones, however, it’s not a signing that Moyes is particularly bothered about.
It is understood that the Hammers boss would’ve preferred to sign a centre-back instead.
Benrahma has been hugely impressive for the Bees over the past few seasons, scoring 30 goals and providing 27 assists since he arrived from Nice ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
It is believed the 25-year-old could have a medical at West Ham over the next 24 hours if personal terms can be agreed.
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As exciting as the arrival of Benrahma is, this update will likely frustrate West Ham fans.
It’s no surprise that Moyes isn’t the driving force behind their transfer activity but the suggestion that he’s not really bothered about the Algerian’s arrival shows a disconnect between the hierarchy and the manager.
The Hammers signed a stop-gap centre-back in Watford loanee Craig Dawson but landing a new defender permanently using the money that looks set to be spent on Benrahma could’ve been a long-term answer to one of their ongoing issues.