Brentford’s Said Benrahma will undergo the second part of his West Ham medical this morning (Friday), according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.
The former BBC Sport journalist reported via his personal Twitter account on Thursday night that Benrahma, 25, has completed the first part of his medical after agreeing personal terms with the Hammers earlier in the week.
West Ham are set to pay an initial £25million for the Algeria international, with a further £5million in add-ons.
Said Benrahma underwent first part of West Ham medical today – second part is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Follows #WHUFC agreeing deal with Brentford worth £25m + £5m in add-ons last weekend & personal terms for 25yo winger being agreed in midweek @TheAthleticUK #BrentfordFC https://t.co/bZFbi5HMB3
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) October 15, 2020
It would be a surprise if West Ham sign any more players after Benrahma’s arrival at the London Stadium is rubber-stamped.
It has been a tough transfer window to endure for Hammers fans, especially after how poorly the club performed last season to the point they were almost relegated to the Championship.
David Moyes has introduced Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Craig Dawson to his side in this transfer window, with Benrahma set to join them.
Grady Diangana, Jeremy Ngakia, Felipe Anderson and Jordan Hugill are among those who have been moved on by the Hammers.
If we had kept Diangana and Ngakia then this window would have been more successful than it has been for the Irons.
But, at least we’re going to be ending things on a high with the arrival of Benrahma, who lit up the Championship with his performances last season by scoring 17 goals and supplying 10 assists in 46 appearances.
According to WhoScored, no player averaged more shots at goal per game [3.9] or dribbles per game [3.1] than Benrahma in the Championship last season.
Jarrod Bowen has been able to make the step up to the Premier League with West Ham and there’s every indication that Benrahma will be able to do that too.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers were priced out of a move for Joshua King.