Unusual £8m Clause in Said Benrahma Deal as West Ham Set to Complete Transfer

15 October 2020 07:00

West Ham United are on the cusp of finally concluding the transfer of Brentford forward Saïd Benrahma, for a fee which could rise to £25m - while also including a hefty sell-on clause.

Benrahma finished the previous campaign as Brentford's most prolific assist provider and second-top scorer but was unable to guide the Bees out of the second tier as they lost to Fulham in the playoff final.

Brentford purchased the 25-year-old Algeria international for less than £2m from Nice in 2018 and are set to make a sizeable profit on another smart buy.

Benrahma scored 17 goals and laid on eight assists for Brentford in the Championship last season | Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Benrahma has been linked with a move to West Ham for much of the window but earlier this week fears of the deal falling through altogether emerged. Fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace also entered the race for Benrahma's much sought-after signature, however, the Hammers finally appear to be on the brink of securing their target.

West Ham are likely to now conclude this much-discussed deal by the weekend, ahead of the EFL transfer deadline.

According to a TEAMtalk, David Moyes' side are thought to have offered an initial fee of £17m, which could rise to a sum in the region of £25m if certain add-ons are met.

Perhaps most interestingly, it is claimed that Brentford have also negotiated an extra sell-on clause of £8m should Benrahma moves on from the London Stadium. This amount is fixed no matter the transfer fee West Ham receive for their imminent new recruit.

Earlier this week 90min revealed that West Ham had submitted a bid of £17m plus add-ons on Friday, 9 October before reports rumours of the deal's stalling emerged.

If Benrahma does depart he would become the second member of Brentford's famed 'BMW' attacking trident after Ollie Watkins moved to Aston Villa at the start of September. Bryan Mbeumo, the remaining and youngest member of that front three has, much like Benrahma, started all four of Brentford's Championship matches this season.

Source: 90min