Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that Said Benrahma could “be the one” to step up for West Ham next season. The winger...
Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that Said Benrahma could “be the one” to step up for West Ham next season.
The winger joined on Deadline Day from Brentford last summer before making his move permanent for £25m plus add-ons in January.
But Benrahma has struggled to replicate his Championship form with the Bees in previous seasons, starting just 11 Premier League games all season, and only four since the arrival of Jesse Lingard.
Benrahma, who’s played just 54 minutes across West Ham’s last four Premier League fixtures, hasn’t yet scored for the Hammers, providing just four assists.
The Algerian had been playing in a central attacking role prior to Lingard’s arrival, but with Pablo Fornals returning to form on the left, Benrahma has slipped down the pecking order under David Moyes.
But with Lingard’s loan deal expiring at the end of the season, Windass believes that the former Brentford attacker could step up in his absence.
He told Football FanCast:
“It was a loan deal then a permanent. And the only reason why he’s not playing is because Jesse Lingard is there, and Jesse Lingard won’t be there next season.
David Moyes will be saying ‘come back in good shape, get a good pre-season down you’.
“He has unbelievable ability by the way, and could be the one to step up next season.”