Kevin Phillips has admitted he is surprised it has taken this long for new West Ham signing Said Benrahma to move to the Premier League.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 1999/2000 Premier League golden boot winner said he expects the forward to “get better and better” in the top-flight.
The Hammers confirmed on Friday night that the Algerian has moved to the London stadium after this site revealed earlier in the week that he was undergoing a medical.
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The 25-year-old has joined on an initial season-long loan deal with the Hammers having an obligation to make the deal permanent at the end of the campaign.
“It was a deal worth doing, he’s got that technical ability,” Phillips told Football Insider.
“He’s pretty similar to Diangana to be honest but probably that end product is a little bit better, more consistent last year wasn’t he.