Reliable West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has moved to allay fears that the club will not sign Said Benrahma permanently.
West Ham’s reported £30million move for Benrahma hit rocky waters in the summer window.
The Algerian was eventually signed on a season-long loan deal for a fee of £5million.
Controversy dogged West Ham deal for Benrahma
That includes an obligation to buy for a fee rising to £25m pending a successful second medical at the end of the campaign.
The likes of West Ham insiders Claret & Hugh claimed Benrahma was not a Moyes signing but rather one made by the owners.
Moyes has since insisted Benrahma was HIS choice and that he has final say on all transfers (Sky Sports).
The playmaker’s lack of game time since signing for the Hammers has frustrated fans. So much so the hashtag ‘Free Benrahma’ has been trending on Twitter.
Lack of game time sparks conspiracy theories over Algerian’s West Ham future
It has also given ammunition to a host of conspiracy theories, such as trying to avoid activating a clause which makes the signing permanent.
Others believe the owners no longer want to splash out such a big fee on a player that does not seem to be fancied by the manager.
But now ExWHUemployee has moved to allay fears the club will not sign Benrahma permanently.
Speaking on the latest West Ham Way podcast (December 29), Ex says only a failed second medical would stop the deal becoming permanent.
ExWHUemployee allays Benrahma permanent signing fears
“It’s an obligation to buy, we have to buy him at the end of the season,” ExWHUemployee said on The West Ham Way podcast (December 29).
“The only way we don’t have to buy him is if his issues that showed up in his medical show up again and we can prove that he’s not fully fit so we can get out of it that way.
“But I don’t think we will be able to, I think he’ll be a West Ham player next season for £20million which hopefully he’ll prove that he’s worth.”
West Ham fans will be relieved.
Many believe Benrahma has shown great promise and hope he can bring a magic to the London Stadium that has been missing since Dimitri Payet’s departure.