English Premier League side, West Ham have signed Algeria winger Said Benrahma on loan for £5m.
According to West Ham, the club have an obligation to make the transfer permanent for £20m, with a further £5m possible in add-ons.
So in all, the 25-year-old’s signing could rise to £30m.
He completed the first part of his medical on Thursday and the deal went through on Friday, October 16.
Benrahma said he had joined a “massive” and “historic” club in West Ham.
“As soon as I pulled up & saw the portakabins I just knew this was the club for me” Saïd Benrahma pic.twitter.com/cWS93UoVWP
— Thomas Down (@tomdown1984) October 16, 2020
“I like this prospect [of playing in the Premier League]. I play football to enjoy myself first and foremost, but it’s always enjoyable to know you’re joining the most-watched league in the world, so I am definitely looking forward to showing what I can do.
“West Ham is a historic club, which has been in the Premier League for a very long time. It included and still includes good players. It is a massive club in England,” he noted.
Welcome to West Ham United, Said Benrahma! pic.twitter.com/azgr0VJQ3D
— West Ham United (@WestHanUtd) October 15, 2020
West Ham coach, David Moyes said Benrahma is an exciting talent with a lot of ability that will boost his squad.
“We have been looking to bring in players who are hungry and determined to progress and get better.”
He will wear the number nine shirt at London Stadium.
Benrahma scored 17 goals in 43 Championship appearances last season as Brentford reached the play-off final.