How West Ham United are Undergoing a Gradual Rebuild under David Moyes

After successfully saving West Ham from relegation for the second time, David Moyes looks to have started a slow but steady rebuild of the Hammers.

Since former Manchester United manager David Moyes arrived for his second stint at the London Stadium, he has been spot on in the transfer market.


After huge money signing Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Albian Ajeti all failed to justify their purchase fee, David Moyes, who returned to the club on an 18-month deal, was tasked with rebuilding the Hammers.

Last season, the 55-year-old secured a £20 million deadline-day move for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen.

The 23-year-old had a sparkling debut season, making a bigger impact than huge money signings made by former coach Manuel Pellegrini.

A more recent success story is the signing of Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague.

The Czech Republic international, who initially signed on a six-month loan deal before a permanent switch, played a vital role in the club’s surge from the relegation places last season.

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This season, the acquisition of Brentford’s star Saïd Benrahma is another extraordinary piece of business by Moyes.

After months of heavy transfer speculations, the 24-year-old winger moved few kilometers to fellow London club West Ham United, who signed him on a season-long loan deal on deadline day.

Benrahma had an outstanding season for Brentford last year. His tricks and skills made him one of the most exciting players to watch in the Championship.

What does Saïd Benrahma offer?

Saïd Benrahma was one of the revelations of the English Championship last season, following a successful campaign with Brentford FC.

The Algerian’s exhilarating outings caught the eyes of a number of Premier League sides, with Chelsea and Leicester City keen on his signature.

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His eye for goal, flair, ability to draw play and win fouls makes him a threat to any opposition.

In his first season playing in the English second tier, he recorded 10 goals and provided 14 assists in 38 appearances, after joining from French outfit OG Nice.

Last season, his 17 goals and eight assists contribution played a key part for Brentford, who only missed Premier League promotion after their 2-1 Playoffs final loss to Fulham.


All these shows he has the skillset and ability to become a Premier League star, and potentially push West Ham United a step further.

Head coach David Moyes and the West Ham supporters would certainly hope the Algerian hits the ground running. Perhaps he can join the likes of James Maddison, Jarrod Bowen, and Jack Grealish, who made an instant impact after stepping up from the English second division.

Ojele Joshua
Bona Fide football fan with a passion for writing.
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