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David Moyes must deal with Said Benrahma problem as a matter of urgency

David Moyes must deal with what will be an imminent Said Benrahma problem as a matter of urgency.

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The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Hammers this season.

Benrahma joined West Ham from Brentford in October 2020 but struggled to make an instant impact at the London Stadium.

The Hammers fans have seen what he is really capable of this season, however.


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Benrahma has bagged three goals and three assists in 10 games for West Ham so far this term (Transfermarkt).

And added to that, he seems to have added a real desire and work-rate to his game that was sometimes absent before.

He is now much more of an all-round player and Moyes will be pleased with the process the Algerian has made.

David Moyes must deal with Said Benrahma problem

The 26-year-old is now considered as a vital cog in the West Ham machine.

The way he can keep hold of the ball in tonight spaces and make progress up the pitch with his brilliant dribbling ability offers us something that we don’t otherwise possess on the flanks.

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So the thought of losing Benny for 4-6 weeks for the Africa Cup of Nations after the new year is an extremely worrying one.

Sure, Moyes has Nikola Vlasic to call upon but then our bench will be weakened significantly if the Croatian starts in place of Benrahma.

Moyes should definitely look to bring an attacking midfielder to the London Stadium in January…but only someone who can operate as a striker as well.

Perhaps Jesse Lingard is the ideal signing. He’s getting next to zero game-time at Manchester United. Surely Jesse realises he has to leave Old Trafford.

He’d be more than welcome back at the London Stadium.

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And with Benrahma set to miss a lengthy period of time in the new year, Lingard returning to West Ham is surely written in the stars.

Ideally, the addition of a new striker as well as Lingard is what West Ham actually need. Whether the Hammers owners will back Moyes to do just that, however, remains to be seen.

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