Benrahma made the switch from Premier League newcomers Brentford to West Ham on an initial loan deal with an agreement between the two clubs to make the transfer a £20m permanent one after the season-long loan deal.
Benrahma only managed three goals and seven assists in all competitions in his debut season for the Hammers, but Inkersole is expecting a big second season for the winger, telling This is Futbol: “I think Benrahma is going to have a big season, he needs to increase his output.
“We saw what he did at Brentford, he was one of the best in the Championship at Brentford. It didn’t quite happen for him last season but now he’s got that security of his long-term contract, I think that will help him a hell of a lot.”
The deal to make Benrahma a permanent West Ham player was concluded in January, with the 25-year-old putting pen to paper on a contract that lasts until 2026.