West Ham attacker Said Benrahma still wanted by Everton in January

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West Ham winger Said Benrahma is reportedly still wanted by Everton during the January transfer window, with some late business on the cards.

The 28-year-old has had to settle for a squad role for much of this season, only starting five matches in the Premier League and coming on as a substitute on another eight occasions.

It has become increasingly clear that Benrahma is not considered a key man by David Moyes, with attacking heroes such as Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen more influential, throwing his future into doubt.

The Algerian isn’t out of contract until the summer of 2026, but West Ham could feel that now is a good time to cash in on him, and Everton have been linked with snapping him up.

Now, a fresh update from Football Insider claims that the Blues haven’t given up hope of completing the signing of Benhrama this month:

“Everton are monitoring the situation of West Ham star Said Benrahma late in the mid-season transfer window, sources have told Football Insider. It is believed that signing a new winger has been a priority for Toffees boss Sean Dyche throughout January.

“And the door could soon open for Benrahma, 28, to make the move with West Ham poised to sign FC Nordsjaelland winger Ibrahim Osman – pending an agreement on a fee – before the 1 February deadline.
“It is understood that the forward has been given the green light by David Moyes to leave the London club this month, with a £20million asking price.”
Assuming a replacement is being lined up to replace Benrahma, seemingly in the form of Ibrahim Osman, now feels like the right time for him to leave West Ham.
He is unlikely to be happy warming the bench most weeks, especially at an age when he is in and around the prime years of his career, so it could suit everyone for him to enjoy a new challenge away from the London Stadium.
Benrahma has more chance of playing regularly for Everton, given their lack of attacking quality in comparison to the Hammers, and £20m would be a good chunk of money for the east Londoners to receive.

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