West Ham United are now reportedly pushing to sign Brentford winger Said Benrahma on loan with an obligation to buy after complications in the original move.
Earlier today it seemed as though Benrahma was set to join the Hammers in a permanent move worth £30 million but reports have indicated there was an issue in the medical.
It is understood that negotiations are still ongoing between the two clubs but we are now less than an hour and a half away from the 5pm deadline for domestic transfers.
According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, the Hammers are now pushing for the deal to be a loan with an obligation to buy.
West Ham will be keen to sign some attacking reinforcements after seeing Grady Diangana and Felipe Anderson leave this summer.
Benrahma could be just that and has earnt his chance to prove himself in the top flight after impressing consistently over the past few seasons with Brentford.
The Algerian has scored 30 goals and added 27 assists since joining the Bees ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and played a key part as they made it to the play-off final last term.
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This one looks as though it could go down to the wire as the Hammers push to get the move over the line.
What the issue with the medical was remains unclear but it seems to have knocked West Ham’s confidence in their original £30 million deal.
One thing is for sure, the clock is ticking and the Hammers risk missing out completely.