The teams of Lyon and West Ham have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Said Benrahma to the French club. The attacking midfielder will initially join Lyon on loan for a fee of €5 million and there will be a buy clause inserted into the contract in excess of €12 million. Fabrizio Romano reports that there are only small details left on the player’s side and then the papers will be signed.
🔴🔵 Olympique Lyon and West Ham will close Saïd Benrahma deal today.
Agreement being completed for €5m loan fee plus €12m option to buy clause, waiting on final points on player side and then all done. pic.twitter.com/GbvX36b1Ab
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2024
The Algerian is part of West Ham since the summer of 2021 when joining from Brentford in a €23.1 million transfer. For the duration of his spell with the Hammers, Benrahma has registered a total of 155 matches in all tournaments with a return of 24 goals and 19 assists. The 28 year old has experience in Ligue 1, having represented the likes of Angers, Ajaccio and Nice in the French top flight earlier in his career. Lyon currently find themselves sitting in the 16th place in the standings with 16 points from 19 matches and are just a point above the teams in the relegation zone.