West Ham United boss David Moyes is allegedly open to selling Said Benrahma in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from The Sun who claim that the Hammers are looking to recoup most of, if not all, the £30 million that we paid Brentford for his services.
Benrahma joined West Ham from Brentford in October 2020 initially on loan before making his move a permanent one just a few months later.
Benrahma struggled to make much of an impact during his first season at the London Stadium. This term though, the Algerian ace has shown what he is all about.
Benrahma bagged 11 goals and six assists in 48 games for the Hammers this season (Transfermarkt). Only Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen have more and Benrahma played more than 1,000 minutes less than both of those players.
It appears as though the ex-Brentford man didn’t do quite enough to impress Moyes though…
West Ham boss David Moyes could sell Said Benrahma
The Sun reckon that the Scot sat down for a meeting with the Algeria international before our final game of the season against Brighton a few weeks ago, having grown frustrated with the winger’s so called ‘lack of impact’ during games.
We honestly believe that selling Benrahma would be a massive mistake from West Ham.
The Algeria international’s stats were highlighted above, so seriously…what more can he do?
We truly believe that Moyes is just not keen on the 26-year-old full-stop. In fact, there is an argument to be made that he wasn’t even a Moyes signing. The Scot wanted Eberechi Eze and got given Benrahma.
Moyes’s treatment of Said over the past 18 months or so suggests that he never wanted him in the first place.
So bearing that in mind, it would be no surprise whatsoever if Moyes is indeed open to selling the 26-year-old in the summer transfer window.
As mentioned earlier though, moving him on could end up backfiring. He will undoubtedly flourish elsewhere under a more attack-minded manager.
David Moyes and Said Benrahma certainly were not a match made in heaven. It’s probably best for the Algeria international’s career that he leaves West Ham this summer.
It’s just a shame that Moyes has never really given him the freedom to properly express himself.