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The Brentford winger looked set to earn his big move to the Premier League on transfer deadline day in a £25 million deal.
But The Mirror have learned the Algerian had failed his medical on Friday morning and the deal is hanging on by a thread.
While the news of Benrahma failing his medical looks to be true, fans of the London outfit were quick to point out a number of injury-prone players who have passed medicals in recent years.
Among those include former England internationals Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll, with social media also taking note.
How do you fail a medical at the same club Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll passed one https://t.co/Y4n1cW5Kdl
- Tom Usher (@tom_usher_) October 16, 2020
Every West Ham fan after finding out Benrahma has failed his medical even though Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere both passed: pic.twitter.com/jLrDbch5q0
- NoContextSkinner (@TomNCSkinner) October 16, 2020
Samir Nasri, Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll all "passed medicals" yet we are supposed to believe Benrahma who played 44 games last season and literally played 3 days ago, has failed his? Something dodgy there, not having it
- connor (@_ConnorWHUFC) October 16, 2020
You expect people to believe this when West Ham have signed
All with terrible injury records! It's a complete spin by the owners
- calum vango (@calumv89) October 16, 2020
Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll didn't fail a medical, yet Benrahama has apparently. Hilarious. https://t.co/3yLJN7cyue
- M_Breezy (@M_BreezyTwitch) October 16, 2020
No way Jack Wilshere & Andy Carroll both passed medicals and played for West Ham for 2 & 7 years respectively, but Benrahma who played this week fails his... ♂️♂️
- Finlay Jackson #GSBOUT (@FinlayJackson01) October 16, 2020
While the 25-year-old failing his medical could see the deal collapse, Brentford are still maintaining a transfer can be complete.
A source stated: "Nothing has been done yet. Conversations are ongoing."
Benrahma has been in action for Algeria this week, coming on as a substitute against Mexico in a friendly.
He helped Brentford to third in the Championship table last season, with the club eventually losing the play-off final to Fulham.
Do you think Said Benrahma will be a West Ham United player by 5pm?
Let us know in the comments.
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