Fabrizio Romano Claims 2 Champions League Clubs Were Lying In Wait To Hijack West Ham Deal

Fabrizio Romano Claims 2 Champions League Clubs Were Lying In Wait To Hijack West Ham Deal

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says that West Ham did well to seal a deal for Brentford winger Said Benrahma before the transfer window shut yesterday.

The Guardian journalist claims he knew of at least two Champions League teams who were interested in signing the Algerian international if he had remained with the Bees until January:

As it turned out, the Hammers managed to sign Benrahma on an initial loan deal with the move being made permanent if certain conditions are met. The transfer was reportedly renegotiated at the last minute following some issues in the player’s medical.

It meant the move was in doubt until the very last moment but West Ham finally made the deal official prior to the window closing yesterday evening. As well as the medical, there was an issue relating to a loyalty payment, in addition to reports that manager David Moyes was keen on signing Bournemouth’s Josh King instead, but all those issues have now been resolved.