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MetiNews.Com - What can Hammers fan expect from new signing Said Benrahma after the Algerian winger completed his move from Brentford
Breaking News ! West Ham have appeared somewhat reluctant in the transfer market in the past few months but after a relatively quiet window, the club have finally made their marquee signing. Said Benrahma has joined from Brentford on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy after the initially agreed £30m permanent transfer was placed into doubt after issues were encountered during his medical. The Algerian international will now add to the offensive options that David Moyes has at his disposal for the upcoming campaign and beyond, with the expectation being that Benrahma's quality will translate once he steps up to Premier League level, as he's proved to be one of the most influential performers in the Championship in recent years. So what exactly have the Hammers bought? What type of player is Benrahma and what can supporters expect from him in the coming months? Let's take a look. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Still only 25 years-old and consequently entering what are commonly recognised to be prime years, Benrahma is a very attack-minded and unpredictable wide forward. Typically playing off the left flank, he's inclined to cut inside onto his favoured foot before shooting, which he does an awful lot. In fact, over 350 outfield players amassed over 1,000 minutes in the Championship last season, with Benrahma placing top for shots per 90. His 3.8 efforts per 90 - despite technically not being deployed as a striker - was notable, with only Sergio Aguero averaging more in the Premier League followed closely by Mohamed Salah's 3.6 per 90. Although Benrahma's shooting numbers capture his threat, they also signal towards his tendency to shoot from virtually anywhere, with his last 75 attempts on goal visualised below. Said Benrahma's last 75 shots capture his tendency to shoot from poor locations He shot outside the penalty box 98 times last season, which was the most in the division and was only 29 fewer than Charlton Athletic's long-range total as a team. As a result, he isn't particularly clinical and usually requires a fair number of tries before actually finding the net, which he did 13 times last year (excluding penalties) while registering eight assists. That level of production is encouraging, especially for a wide player and it provides an insight into his individual quality. To say that Benrahma is an expressive player would be quite an understatement; he's very much absorbed by his own game but - luckily - that game is very strong. The dribbling numbers that he posts epitomise his style, with only one player averaging more dribble attempts per 90 in the Championship last season.
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Benrahma portrays himself as a high-risk talent who also regularly delivers worthwhile rewards; he found the penalty box with passes more frequently than all but three players last season, while also placing ninth for through passes. On the negative side, that chancy approach to decision-making results in Benrahma losing the ball roughly 25% of the time, but an argument can be made that he's worth the hassle. Ultimately, it's reasonable to consider West Ham's latest addition as a difference maker. Providing he's presented with a platform to play, Benrahma can decide matches almost single-handedly mostly because of his unorthodox attacking style and the element of surprise that he offers. As a direct, high-volume wide attacker whose audacious game is prone to coming across as somewhat wasteful at times, hopefully Moyes will appreciate the value that his new man offers rather than focusing too much on his imperfections.
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