West Ham United winger Said Benrahma is entering a crucial phase in his career at the London Stadium, with the upcoming weeks potentially determining his future with the club, writes the Hammer.News.
Benrahma, who joined West Ham from Brentford on loan in October 2020 before making the move permanent in January 2021 for a reported £25 million, has experienced a tumultuous relationship with Hammers manager David Moyes.
Known for his expressive style of play, Benrahma has undergone a transformation under Moyes, adopting a more defensively functional role. However, this change has seemingly limited the 28-year-old’s impact in the final third, as he opts for safer plays rather than taking creative risks.
With Moyes expecting more from the Algerian winger, the pressure is on Benrahma to rediscover his form and prove his worth to the team. The alternative could see him facing a potential sale in the January transfer window.
Despite playing in 15 games across all competitions this season, Benrahma has failed to find the back of the net and has only managed one assist. His lack of goals and diminishing confidence have raised concerns about his effectiveness on the pitch.
As Premier League action resumes on November 25th after the international break, Benrahma has a limited timeframe, approximately five weeks or 10 games, to showcase his capabilities. Additionally, with an AFCON stint with Algeria scheduled for January, the winger needs to make a positive impact before potentially departing for the tournament.
Whether it’s a matter of confidence or managerial influence, Benrahma must take responsibility for his performances and strive to make a meaningful contribution to West Ham. The coming weeks will serve as a pivotal period for the once highly skilled winger to demonstrate that he can be a valuable asset with a consistent flow of goals and assists.