According to 90min, West Ham have submitted a bid worth £17 million plus add-ons for Brentford star Said Benrahma.
The report states that the offer was sent through on Friday evening, and Brentford are yet to respond to it.
90min also add that the Bees value Benrahma at £25 million, with the Hammers keen to do some business between now and the October 16th domestic deadline.
The Algerian international is a real gem of a player.
The Telegraph have stated that his playing style has drawn comparisons to that of Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard, while WhoScored have also written about his likeness to the Belgian.
WhoScored wrote: ‘Starting from the left before cutting infield, maximising a statistically calculated style of play of ‘likes to cut inside’ – 15 of his 17 goals have been with his right foot – there is a touch of Eden Hazard about Benrahma.’
He was also instrumental in Brentford’s run to the Play-Off final last season.
Benrahma netted 17 goals and set up a further ten in all competitions, with his efforts also drawing attention from Arsenal and Crystal Palace as 90min mention.
David Moyes could definitely do with another attacker after loaning Felipe Anderson to Porto on deadline day, while Grady Diangana also left the club earlier this year.
Any doubts over Benrahma’s ability to step up may presumably have been eased by Ollie Watkins’ recent form.
The Aston Villa striker was part of Brentford’s deadly ‘BMW’ attacking trio last season, in which Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Watkins caused havoc.
Since moving to Villa Park, the former Exeter man has scored five goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick against Liverpool.