West Ham close in on £30m deal for Said Benrahma as Brentford forward agrees five-year deal
Oct. 11, 2020
Said Benrahma has agreed terms with West Ham and is closing in on a move from Brentford, according to reports.
The Algeria international, who is on duty with his country at this very moment, is one of the standout players in the Championship and is highly coveted by several Premier League sides.
Crystal Palace were reportedly close to signing the 24-year-old in September , although Roy Hodgson distanced the Eagles from a move for the winger.
But it seems as though the Hammers are going to pip their London rivals once again to a Championship star as they reportedly close in on Benrahma.
Italian journalist Nicolo Schiara claims the Algerian has agreed personal terms on a five-year deal with West Ham, who see the winger as a replacement for new Porto signing Felipe Anderson.
All that remains to be agreed is a fee, with Brentford holding out for a reported £30million for a player who moved to west London in 2018 for a reported £2.7m.
Felipe Anderson excited for 'great opportunity' at Porto but insists he wants West Ham return
Premier League clubs have until October 16 to sign players from the EFL, meaning time is ticking for the Hammers before Friday’s deadline.
In January, David Moyes snapped up Jarrod Bowen from Hull City in a deal worth a reported £20m, with Palace once again interested in the player.
According to reports the east Londoners have cooled their interest in Bournemouth forward Joshua King due to rising fees involved.
The Norway international is apparently keen to wait for a ‘top six’ side to make a move, or to simply enter the final six months of his contract in January 2021 and entertain offers from abroad.
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