Said Benrahma should not be sold by the club this summer, but the talented winger must do more to prove himself to David Moyes.
Reports have emerged over last few weeks that Benrahma could be sold this summer, following several inconsistent performances on the pitch.
The 25-year-old has since fallen out of favour under manager David Moyes in the starting lineup, despite having a key role within the squad at the start of the season.
The Algeria international has showcased to West Ham supporters what he is capable of over the past two seasons, but too many inconsistent displays and poor decision-making has led to question marks being raised over his ability to be a key player in Stratford.
Indeed, 11 goals and six assists this season is evidence that he can be an influential and effective player within this team.
However, a decrease in confidence over the past few months has seen him only register two goal contributions in nine games – both coming against relegated Norwich in the penultimate game of the campaign.
Having said this, it would still be unwise for the Hammers to sell Benrahma this summer, especially with squad depth remaining so thin.
His services can still be useful and he has shown many times how he can impact games in both domestic and European competition.
The Hammers have the funds to make signings elsewhere, without having to sell one of our most talented players in terms of ability, and there is certainly more potential to unlock for him.
This upcoming season will be telling as to whether or not he is fit to play under Moyes, and he will need to prove himself if he wants to regain his place in the starting XI.
It will be a tough test for Benrahma to get back to his former self, but it is far from unachievable and the club should not be so hasty when deciding on the future of the talented winger.