With the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland bursting onto the scene at such a young age, it’s easy to forget some players still make a name for themselves the hard way.
Saïd Benrahma is one of those, emerging onto the scene a bit later than most, finally earning his big move to the Premier League late in the last transfer window, moving from Brentford to West Ham on loan.
The new Hammers signing had been impressing for a couple of seasons in the Championship following a move from Nice, with the Bees somewhat gambling on him as he’d only made 18 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.
West Ham will make the move permanent next season for a fee of around £21m, and while he’s yet to score for his new club, he’s managed to get himself an assist in just 19 minutes of action, setting up the winner in a 1-0 victory over Fulham at the weekend.
For those who know him, to see him get this far isn’t that much of a surprise, as the Algeria international was already wowing them at Nice even if no one else saw it.
That’s the case for Lorenzo Vinci, who currently plays for RC Grasse in National 2 and was with Benrahma in the south of France for a bit.
Speaking to Actufoot, the right-back was asked which of his current or ex-teammates was the most technical, he said: “For me, there’s no debate. It’s Saïd (Benrahma)! He impressed me so much when we played together. He was capable of doing anything he wants in any space he had. A true magician”.