West Ham to submit bid for £25m-rated Brentford star

Lewis Oldham
Said Benrahma West Ham Brentford

West Ham United are readying an offer for Brentford attacker Said Benrahma, according to reports.

The Brentford forward has attracted a lot of interest in recent months after some sublime performances in 2019/20.

Benrahma joined Brentford two years ago from French side Nice, for a fee of around £2.7 million.

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The forward took no time to adapt to the rigours of English football, though. In his debut season, he was involved in 28 goals, including 17 assists, from his 45 outings in all competitions.

He replicated that same great form in 2019/20 as well. The 25-year-old was the standout player in the Championship as he scored 17 goals and assisted another nine from his 43 league appearances.

Benrahma’s performances were not going to go unnoticed for much longer, as now a number of Premier League teams want to sign him during this window.

Sky Sports News report that West Ham are ready to step in and make a move for Benrahma. Their update adds that the sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom frees up some funds for the Hammers.

West Ham have accepted a bid worth £12m for Diangana, in a deal that could rise to £18m with add-ons.

Now the Hammers are looking to replace the youngster with the Championship star to bolster their attacking ranks.

They will surely face competition to get their man, however. Aston Villa, Chelsea and Arsenal are just a few of the clubs who have shown interest in Benrahma of late.

West Ham have only made one signing so far this summer. Tomáš Souček rejoined the club on a permanent deal for around £19 million from Slavia Prague, after he impressed while on loan last season.