West Ham Planning On Quick Benrahma Decision

Said Benrahma, West Ham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Said Benrahma, West Ham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

West Ham are contemplating bringing forward the obligation to purchase Said Benrahma in order to make room for another domestic loan. The Algerian was signed on loan from Brentford in the closing moments of the domestic deadline day.

Benrahma has slowly adapted to the pace of the Premier League and is establishing himself as a regular in the first-team. It seemed at first that David Moyes was not sure on the player but the forward has bought into the style of the Scottish manager.

The former Bee has assisted 3 goals in 13 appearances for the Hammers but has proven to be a constant threat against Premier League opposition. West Ham were scheduled to buy the 25-year-old at the end of the season for £25 million. The club, however, are considering bringing that obligation forward.

West Ham are currently interested in signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United but would prefer a loan deal.

West Ham target Jesse Lingard.
West Ham target Jesse Lingard. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

The reasoning behind this decision is the club’s interest in Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard. The Hammers want to bring the 28-year-old to the club this month and would prefer an initial loan deal before buying him outright. To make the deal for Lingard a loan though, Benrahma’s loan must be made permanent.

West Ham could also make Craig Dawson‘s loan from Watford permanent. The defender has proved a lot of people wrong with his performances for the club and has earned his place in the starting eleven.

It is believed that it would only cost £2-£3 million to sign Dawson permanently. The club though probably would rather wait and see if his form is just a flash in the pan before spending on him. Dawson is 30-years-old and could start to fade as the season goes on.

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Should the Hammers make Benrahma’s loan permanent it would be expected that a new player will join the club this month. It is likely that player will be a domestic loan, which would describe the desired deal for Lingard.