West Ham United Unveil New Signing Said Benrahma
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Said Benrahma names £3.5m ex-Hammer who helped convince him to join West Ham

Said Benrahma opened up on how former Hammer Sofiane Feghouli advised him to join West Hama, when speaking to the club’s official website.

The Hammers completed the signing of the 25-year-old from Brentford on transfer deadline day yesterday for an initial £4 million loan fee with an obligation to buy him for a further £21 million next summer (The Guardian).

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David Moyes now has an incredibly potent attack at his disposal at the London Stadium.

Said Benrahma (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The West Ham fans are expecting great things from Benrahma. Let’s just hope that he lives up to his high profile billing.

The Algeria international sat down for an exclusive interview with WHUFC.com after completing his move from Brentford, and opened up on how Sofiane Feghouli helped convince him to join West Ham:

Said Benrahma (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“Sofiane is a great player who had a spell at West Ham. I talked to him and he gave some good advice and told me positive things about the club. He helped me with my decision and I’m very happy about it. I hope I can do my best here, just like he did.”

The 30-year-old was signed by Slaven Bilic for the Hammers in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer.

Feghouli was swiftly moved on to Galatasaray in August 2017, however, for around £3.5 million, according to BBC Sport.

The Algerian ace failed to establish himself at West Ham. But he was still a popular player in east London.

Let’s just hope that Benrahma has more success on the pitch than his fellow countryman did at the London Stadium

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