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Report: West Ham are working towards signing Benrahma permanently

West Ham are actively working towards signing Said Benrahma on a permanent basis from Brentford, according to the Sky Sports Transfer Centre.

The Algerian joined the Hammers last summer on a loan deal with an eventual obligation to buy for £21.75 million on top of a loan fee of £4.25 million.

Benrahma has gone on to make 12 Premier League appearances for David Moyes’ side, chipping in with two assists.

At just 25-years-old, Benrahma is likely to become a better player in the next two years and has proven that he is more than capable of playing in the Premier League.

Brentford will be keen to conclude the deal as soon as possible. It will help them to ease the financial burden that they have carried due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

A permanent move could also benefit West Ham. The Hammers are looking to bolster their squad before the end of the month.

All Premier League clubs are allowed to have two loan players in their squad, and their slots are currently occupied by Benrahma and Craig Dawson.

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