Report: Saudi clubs to come knocking for West Ham’s 6th most expensive signing in January

Some of the mega-rich Saudi Arabian clubs are apparently lining up a January transfer window move for one of West Ham United’s most expensive players.

According to a report from the Sun, Saudi clubs could come knocking for a West Ham attacker in the January transfer window.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has a lot of work to do in the market this winter but with limited funds at his disposal due to FFP concerns, the Scot might have to sell first, before he can buy.

The problem for us is, how many sellable assets do we have that we actually can afford to let go in January?

One player Moyes definitely could move on is Said Benrahma, and the Sun reckon that he could be Saudi bound this winter.

The Algerian just hasn’t been good enough this season, and he probably only has up until the end of next month to save his West Ham career.

However, if a Saudi club come in with an attractive offer for the 28-year-old, I have no doubts in my mind that he’ll be off…

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West Ham could sell Said Benrahma in the January transfer window

The Sun reckon that the former Brentford man is a target for numerous clubs in the Saudi Pro League this time.

Here’s my take on it. I actually like Benrahma a lot, but only when he’s trying to make a difference inside the final third for us.

Moyes has seemingly coached the brilliance from the Algerian’s game by insisting that he makes the right decision all the time.

We all know that game-changers are what they are because of their risk-taking and bravery in possession with their decision making.

Just look at Kevin De Bruyne. With all of his incredible technical ability, he still loses the ball plenty of times.

I’m not saying that Benrahma is on the same level as De Bruyne, far from it, but he definitely is a maverick who can make things happen. Unfortunately for us though, he has become a boring, functional, defensive winger who can’t beat his man and has a really poor final delivery.

The £30 million that we paid for Benrahma (The Athletic) makes him our sixth most expensive signing of all time, behind Sebastien Haller, Lucas Paqueta, Mohammed Kudus, Edson Alvarez and Felipe Anderson.

And if West Ham receive anything like that kind of bid for him in the January window, I would move him on in a heartbeat.


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