West Ham face race against time to seal £4m loan deal for Said Benrahma as they submit deal sheet to give them TWO HOURS to complete move for Brentford winger
- The deal to take Brentford star Said Benrahma to West Ham had been in doubt
- That was after concerns were flagged following the winger’s blood test results
- But the two clubs have acted swiftly to buy themselves time before the deadline
West Ham have until 7pm tonight to complete the signing of Brentford winger Said Benrahma after the two clubs handed in a deal sheet to the Premier League.
The Premier League outfit are set to pay a £4million loan fee to their Championship counterparts for the Algerian, who is now set to join temporarily instead of what was a planned permanent move.
Sportsmail understands concerns were flagged up following Benrahma’s blood tests following checks during the second part of his medical that not only left the proposed move in the balance earlier on Friday but also destroyed any hopes of a permanent deal being completed.
West Ham are facing a race against time to sign Brentford winger Said Benrahma
The move for the Algerian was in the balance after concerns over his blood tests were raised
However, the two sides have swiftly managed to buy themselves more time to conclude an agreement – which involves a £21m obligation to buy – in the hours that followed.
Benrahma has also agreed a five-year contract as part of the obligation if the move goes through.
The deal has represented an instance of protracted negotiations, with the two clubs having already overcome one major hurdle before the medical concerns were raised.
But the clubs revived talks swiftly to buy themselves more time in the hope of agreeing a deal
West Ham and Brentford had a deal worth an initial £25m with a further £5m in add ons.
However, after West Ham agreed the fee it emerged Benrahma had a problem with Brentford relating to bonus payments, which had to be resolved before he finalised a five-year contract with West Ham.
And while Hammers boss David Moyes on Friday denied Benrahma had failed a medical, talks have taken place to revive and restructure the previous permanent deal.