West Ham United have announced the signing of Algeria international Saïd Benrahma on loan from Brentford.

The exciting attacker joins the Hammers from the EFL Championship club on an initial season-long loan deal, with an agreement to make the transfer permanent.

A unique talent capable of unlocking any defence and scoring spectacular goals, Benrahma excelled during two sensational seasons for the Bees, scoring 30 goals and assisting 27 more. Now, the 25-year-old will have the opportunity to show his full range of abilities in the Premier League, and will do so in a Claret and Blue shirt.

“I’m very, very happy to be a part of this team,” said the Club’s new No9. “West Ham is a historic club, which has been in the Premier League for a very long time. It included and still includes good players. It’s a massive club in England.

“I spoke to the manager, so I know exactly what he expects from me. I’ll try to meet his expectations on the pitch because he’s put faith in me and hopefully I can give it back on the pitch”.

Benrahma will not be available for Sunday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur due to his late registration.