West Ham are among the clubs interested in signing Said Benrahma from Brentford, according to a report by TEAMtalk.

Premier League quartet Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham are chasing Benrahma ahead of the summer transfer window.

These English clubs are joined by Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan in the hunt for the Brentford star, who is rated at £30m by the West London club.

Who is Said Benrahma?

Said Benrahma has netted nine league goals for Brentford this season. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Benrahma only moved to England last summer, swapping Ligue 1 Nice to sign a long-term deal with Championship side Brentford.

And the once-capped Algeria international has adjusted to life in England quickly, scoring 10 and providing 11 assists in 40 matches.

This has alerted several Premier League clubs, including West Ham, with Brentford destined to remain in the second tier next season.

 

The exciting 23-year-old has been tipped to make the step up to the Premier League with the aforementioned clubs all watching him in action recently.

But Brentford are determined to keep their prize asset and have slapped a £30m price tag on him to fend off any potential vultures.

Where would he fit in at West Ham?

Benrahma operates on either flank or as a number 10 behind the striker but these are not priority positions at West Ham.

With Felipe Anderson, Robert Snodgrass, Grady Diangana, Michail Antonio and the returning Andriy Yarmolenko, the Hammers have a number of wingers.

And there is competition for the number 10 spot between Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri – two players who have impressed West Ham fans.

£30m is a sizeable outlay for a back-up player so West Ham might direct their focus elsewhere for the upcoming transfer window.

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