West Ham have turned Said Benrahma’s loan into a permanent transfer as Jesse Lingard to take Said Benrahma spot

Benrahma had joined West Ham on loan from Brentford in October, but the Premier League side have now paid £25m plus add-ons to complete a permanent deal until 2026.

“West Ham United are pleased to confirm Said Benrahma has completed his permanent transfer to the club,” West Ham said in a statement.

A product of the French club Nice, Benrahma excelled during two seasons with Brentford, scoring 30 goals and assisting 27 more, before moving to London Stadium.

Since making his debut at Liverpool on 31 October, the No9 has made 14 appearances (including Crystal Palace) and registered assists in Premier League wins over Fulham and Aston Villa and the Emirates FA Cup fourth-round victory over Doncaster Rovers.

The move may have been made with the loan signing of Jesse Lingard from Manchester United in mind, with the midfielder understood to be keen to reunite with David Moyes at the London Stadium.

West Ham is at the fifth spot with 35 points and will take on Liverpool in the Premier League clash on Sunday.


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