West Ham close in on capture on Saïd Benrahma

Winger set for West Ham move.

After a promising run of results for West Ham, they are set to unveil some more good news for Hammers fans with the signing of Championship standout player Saïd Benrahma from Brentford.

Benrahma has been electric since his move to the West London outfit, with performances full of flare, goals and assists and it is somewhat of a surprise it has taken this long for a Premiership side to step in for the Algerian.

Playing from the left hand side of the attack in Brentford’s 4-3-3 tactic, Benrahma has delivered in spades scoring 27 goals and assisting 22 across 83 appearances.

With the recent sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom and Felipe Anderson moving to FC Porto on loan, West Ham have been on the look out for another winger to bring in to balance the attack opposite Jarrod Bowen.

Benrahma does his most effective work when allowed to drift from his initial station on the left hand side, picking up pockets of space where he can receive the ball and attack the opposition quickly.

The Algerian is a high level dribbler, with a vast array of tricks at his disposal which he utilises to create space for a shot (the winger registering 166 attempts on goal) or cross (delivered 224 crosses, the ninth highest in the division)

The winger is comfortable using both feet and allows him to vary his attacking movements, making Benrahma extremely difficult to mark and defend against.

In order to get the best out of the Algerian, Brentford ensured he had a full back that was quick and stayed wide (Rico Henry).

This bought space for Benrahma to operate in whether it would be dribbling into the attacking zone or playing creative passes into lanes where his team mates were making runs.

The role of Henry at West Ham will be entrusted to Aaron Cresswell, who should thrive in the space afforded him by Benrahma’s presence allowing to cross more often with less pressure.

Despite his comfort using both feet, Benrahma likes to cut inside his opponent often, which can lead teams to overload the centre of the pitch nullifying his effectiveness.

The Algerian winger has long been on the radar of multiple Premier League clubs and his performances for club and country have earnt him a deserved platform to showcase his talent at the highest level.

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