West Ham’s Said Benrahma outlines ‘small details’ that forced delay in transfer

Said Benrahma has admitted that he was close to missing out on a move to West Ham.

The 25-year-old had looked certain to leave Brentford after their Championship play-off final defeat at the hands of Fulham in August, but he remained at the club until the final day of the transfer window.

Although David Moyes has rubbished reports that the playmaker had failed his medical, the fact he was signed on a season-long loan deal rather than a permanent one has raised some eyebrows.

Benrahma has now admitted that there were some small details that led to a delay in proceedings.

“No, everything is very good,” the attacker told Telefoot Chaine in regards to his medical.

“It was just details that needed sorting out. Some results hadn’t come through yet.

“It was either we waited and I didn’t sign or it gets done quickly.

“That was it, small details, but my health is very, very good.”

He added when asked about his thoughts over the move: “It was hard at first, throughout the transfer window. After that, West Ham really wanted me. It was a long process.

“There were small details that Brentford and West Ham had to sort out, but it got done and I’m super happy.

“It took time, but it’s over now. I’m 100 per cent at West Ham.”

Moyes said of his latest addition last week: "But if he can bring his goals and his assists to our team, with what we've got at the moment it will be another extra dimension which we'll bring to the team.”

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