West Ham are deciding whether to move for QPR’s Eberechi Eze or Brentford’s Said Benrahma when the transfer window reopens, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Eze has enjoyed an outstanding season for QPR this season, scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists in all competitions.
Benrahma meanwhile has scored 17 goals and supplied eight assists for Brentford so far this season, with the Bees set to embark on a Championship play-off campaign on Sunday evening.
Now it seems as though interest in the duo is growing, with the latest reports claiming that West Ham are watching both players with a view to making a move when the window reopens.
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It is thought that the Hammers will then decide to pursue one of the two in order to strengthen their attacking options, as they look for a playmaker who can both score and provide goals, and has plenty of time remaining in their careers.
That is a bill that both the 22-year-old Eze and 24-year-old Benrahma appear to fit, although with Crystal Palace also said to be interested in Eze, it may be hard for West Ham to secure the services of the QPR man.
Even so, this will undoubtedly be a concern for QPR, who may find it hard to retain Eze against the financial strength and appeal of playing in English football’s top-flight.
If they do lose Eze, it will therefore be vital that Rangers are able to replace him if they are to be competitive in the Championship next season, and given the level of interest there is in the attacker, they should at least have the funds available to pay for someone to fill that role.