Algerian football star, Said Benrahma has joined West Ham from Brentford in a loan deal that will be made permanent next summer for a reported £25 million ($32m).
The Premier League side were initially aiming to sign Benrahma on a permanent basis but issues in the second part of the winger’s medical forced a change in the deal.
The Hammers are said to be paying £5m ($6m) up front to take the 25-year-old for the rest of the season before he joins on full-time.
“I’m very, very happy to be a part of this team. West Ham is a historic club, which has been in the Premier League for a very long time,” Benrahma told the club’s website.
“It included and still includes good players. It’s a massive club in England.
“I spoke to the manager, so I know exactly what he expects from me. I’ll try to meet his expectations on the pitch because he’s put faith in me and hopefully I can give it back on the pitch.
“I like this prospect [of playing in the Premier League]! I play football to enjoy myself first and foremost, but it’s always enjoyable to know you’re joining the most-watched league in the world, so I’m definitely looking forward to showing what I can do.”