West Ham insider Sean Whetstone, Claret and Hugh’s associate editor, has claimed on Twitter that the Hammers’ deal to sign Brentford ace Said Benrahma is done.

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Whetstone posted the below tweet to his West Ham Football Twitter account:

And he then responded when asked by a fan whether the deal is done:

And the West Ham fans will obviously be delighted with this update.

The Evening Standard has claimed that West Ham are set to pay £25 million plus £5 million in add-ons for the 25-year-old Algerian winger.


Benrahma has the ability to win a game on his own.

He is a skilful maverick. The Hammers fans are well-renowned for instantly connecting with supremely talented players.

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Said Benrahma (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

You need look no further than Paolo Di Canio and Dimitri Payet.

Benrahma racked up an incredible 17 goals and eight assists for Brentford in the Championship last season.

If he brings that kind of attacking output to the London Stadium, West Ham will undoubtedly enjoy a successful Premier League campaign this season.

Despite our defensive and central midfield deficiencies, signing someone like Benrahma will undoubtedly give everyone involved with the club a lift.

And let’s just hope that the 25-year-old Algerian lives up to his high billing. If he does, £30 million will end up looking like a great deal.

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