The ongoing transfer of Said Benrahma from Brentford to West Ham is up in the air, but whether it gets completed or not, it once again proves how incompetent the Hammers board is.
After the deal seemingly being done to secure the Algerian winger, there are now a host of different reports that have put the transfer in doubt, with various sources saying that he has failed his medical.
David Moyes, however, has since come out and denied these reports, birthing theories that they could have been started by David Sullivan to get a cut-price on Benrahma, or even a loan deal.
This, of course, is like playing with fire, and there is every chance that The Bees could back out of the deal themselves after being messed about in a way in which a number of clubs have been so over the years with the West Ham board involved.
After the controversial sale of Grady Diangana earlier in the window, West Ham fans were promised that the money would be reinvested into areas that needed strengthening, but thus far only £5.5million has been spent with the purchase of right-back Vladimir Coufal.
Sullivan even went on record stating that he believed that the club had too many wingers, which contradicts the supposed transfer of Benrahma, highlighting further that he makes things up as he goes along.
The transfer window has been open since July, yet Sullivan and co. have decided to wait until, quite literally, the very last minutes of it to get this deal wrapped up, despite having had almost three months beforehand. If they had the clubs’ best interests at heart, they would not have left it this late to strengthen the squad.
With the outcome of this transfer set to be concluded by the 5 pm closure of the window, the West Ham board is at risk of becoming even more loathed than they already are – if that is possible.