West Ham United have missed out on another transfer target.

Real Betis have signed Ryad Boudebouz, the club’s official Twitter account confirmed today.

Ryad Boudebouz joins Real Betis from Ligue 1 side Montpellier after impressing in Ligue 1 this season.

The Algerian international scored eleven goals in Ligue 1 last season and contributed with a further nine assists.

Able to play anywhere in the attacking midfield line, the 27-year-old was rated as one of the top talents in France.

The Hammers had been linked with a move for Ryad Boudebouz but Real Betis have won the race for his signature instead.

ESPN are reporting that the transfer fee is around the €7m mark.

If so, then that is a bargain price for someone with proven attacking threat from midfield.

With Sofiane Feghouli heading to the exit door and Robert Snodgrass possibly set to join him, West Ham could be left with threadbare options in the attacking midfield department if a few injuries occur.

Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio, Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic will all be competing for the attacking midfield spots while youngsters like Sead Haksabanovic and Nathan Holland could stake a claim for the senior side if no more signings are being brought in.