Said Benrahma’s loan move to West Ham will be made permanent if the Hammers stay up this season and he doesn’t suffer any serious injuries, according to insider ExWHUemployee.
The deal with Brentford was said to include an “obligation” to buy if certain conditions were met, and it appears that West Ham have negotiated as a similar transfer to the one which saw them sign Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague last January:
No I THINK (only had the figures confirmed before this get used as fraud evidence) he has to sign at the end of season if we stay up soucek like and doesn’t have any medical related developments https://t.co/A7qCcQM3Km
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) October 17, 2020
Supporters on Twitter are happy with how the deal for Benrahma has been structured, especially after reports that there had been issues with the Algerian’s medical:
Sounds good to me
— NickBlackman🍺⚒ #GSBOUT (@Nicky32_66_COYI) October 17, 2020
Now all we’ve got to do is stay up🤣⚒
— George Lally (@GeorgeLally12) October 17, 2020
Just pleased to get this done, I’ve watched him a few times, he really has got lots of skill, can’t believe we got him.. ⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Alan Ayers.. lockforce locksmiths colchester (@alanthediamond) October 17, 2020
No, it’s an obligation to buy/sell. Brentford can’t sell him to anyone else.
— Sir Trev’s Diving Header (@Paul38115570) October 17, 2020
Sounds a sensible idea that if a player has had a problem in the medical that we sign them on loan and should there be any further problems/complications during the season, then we don’t conclude the signing & he returns to his club.
— #GSBOUT Tony Cox (@doc9739rgj) October 17, 2020
knowing the board they’ll refuse to pay if he has an ingrown toenail at some point
— Domooooo (@DomJHumphreys) October 17, 2020
To be honest, the transfer saga surrounding Benrahma has been one of the strangest in recent years. Firstly, there was the problem with the loyalty payment which the player felt that he was owed by Brentford. On top of that, you had the medical issue which manager David Moyes then went on to deny, before the deal was renegotiated from a permanent one into a loan. At least the issues were sorted before the transfer window closed.