Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has praised West Ham United’s double EFL swoop for Said Benrahma and Craig Dawson, as quoted by Football Insider.
The Hammers had already signed Dawson on loan from Watford after deciding against James Tarkowski because of price before a late saga with Benrahma came into play.
Eventually, the Irons agreed a deal where they’d pay a little bit up front to sign him on loan from Brentford, with the obligation to buy next summer.
And, for Whelan, it’s business that deserves credit.
“You’ve got two for the price of one haven’t you?
“You’ve got a very creative midfield player, someone who is attacking, somebody who is going to cause problems, open up the doors for their attacking front three.
“They’ve also brought in a very experienced competitive centre-half who is a leader out there, we’ve seen it many, many times at the heart of the defence.
“That’s what they needed to bolster.
“A bit of British grit at the back and that’s exactly what they’ve brought in.”
Both should be good signings for the Hammers this season as they look to have a successful year.
They have started the campaign in decent shape with good wins over Wolves and Leicester followed up by an entertaining draw with Spurs where they came back from three goals down with ten minutes to go to draw 3-3.
Clearly, there’s plenty of fight and quality in this West Ham side and both Benrahma and Dawson will be hoping to play significant parts in the rest of the campaign.
Noel Whelan is evidently backing them both to be hits, too, so let’s see how they get on in the coming weeks and months.