SAID BENRAHMA gave a generous farewell gift to Brentford employees after completing a dramatic one-day deadline transfer to West Ham.
The former Bees wing is giving up part of a loyalty bonus he was supposedly hoping to receive, asking that it be given to 100 club workers.
AND Brentford The leaders praised the Algerian international for choosing to reward the employees who helped him spend two years in the Championship.
Phil Giles, Bees’ football director, said: “Saïd has been a brilliant player for Brentford for the past two seasons.
“Thomas and I told him exactly that when we met him on Wednesday morning.
“As part of that conversation, Saïd suggested, and we agreed, that some money should be used as a reward for club employees, many of whom had a direct influence on Saïd’s development during his stay here and who did an excellent job at difficult circumstances in recent months.
“We are happy with the agreement reached and this represents a good end to a good transfer window for the Club”.
The completion of the transfer of the £ 4 million loan from Benrahma for West Ham, who play against Tottenham on Sunday, went until the final day of the transfer amid reports of a medical failure.
A permanent agreement was thought to be at stake until some problems were signaled during a routine check by the Hammers’ doctors.
However, an agreement with the initial purchase obligation of £ 21 million increasing to £ 26 million is now in effect between Brentford and West Ham.
And Benrahma is expected to sign a five-year contract with David Moyes’s team after his one-season loan.
The fast winger had a successful career at Brentford as one of the league’s most prolific strikers last season.
The Algerian, who moved to Bees from the French side of Nice in 2018, scored 17 goals in 46 matches, helping him reach the Championship play-off final.