Saturday Jan 30, 2021. 09:45
Algeria international Said Benrahma has completed his permanent transfer to English Premier League club West Ham United.
The versatile forward’s loan deal has been terminated early as West Ham signed Benrahma on a permanent contract from English Championship outfit Brentford.
The club agreed to pay instalments adding up to £21.75m on top of a £4.25m loan fee previously agreed.
The £26m transfer fee made Benrahma West Ham’s third most expensive player behind Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson.
West released the following statement:
“West Ham United are pleased to confirm Saïd Benrahma has completed his permanent transfer to the Club,” a club statement read.
“The Algeria international attacking midfielder initially linked up with the Hammers on loan from EFL Championship side Brentford in October.
“Now, however, an agreement to make the deal permanent has been exercised, and the 25-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract until 2026.”
Benrahma excelled during two seasons with Brentford, scoring 30 goals and assisting 27 more, before moving to West Ham.
The 25-year-old has played 12 Premier League matches without scoring for West Ham, but he has provided two assists.
Born in the Algerian city of Aïn Témouchent, Benrahma has six caps for Algeria.