In the sights of OM and OL during this winter transfer window, Said Benrahma will be the subject of a very big offer from Les Gones.
In the Said Benrahma file, Olympique Lyonnais risks taking the advantage in the coming days. Lacking playing time at West Ham, the Algerian international wants to get back on track and is seriously considering a transfer to Ligue 1, to a club which will guarantee him a starting role. According to the information provided by L’Equipe a few days ago, Said Benrahma’s preference goes to OM but the finances of the Marseille club do not allow Pablo Longoria to recruit him before having sold one or two players .
Lyon are ready to make a new move for West Ham’s Said Benrahma in a fee of around €24m. Talks is very advanced with first ready in the coming days. ???????? #OL
Benrahma want regular game time and that’s why he’s expected to leave WHFC.
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On the contrary, John Textor is freed from the summer constraints of the DNCG and has more room to maneuver. The OL boss intends to take advantage of it. According to information from Sky Sports, Olympique Lyonnais will put 24 million euros on the table in order to secure the services of the Hammers attacking midfielder. Said Benrahma is open to this deal even if he initially favored OM, the player having understood with his absence from the Algeria list for the CAN that a departure from West Ham was more than necessary.
Very advanced negotiations between OL and West Ham
The British media claims that the negotiations are “very advanced” between the two clubs and that there is now a good chance that an agreement will be quickly reached. For the moment, discussions have not started between Said Benrahma and OL but the player’s personal conditions will not be a problem for the Rhone club, which seems inclined to the idea of aligning with the salary of Said Benrahma to West Ham, namely more than 3 million euros per year according to the latest estimates. A first big investment for Lyon in this month of January while Le Progrès revealed this Tuesday that the total budget of Les Gones for this winter transfer window would oscillate between 40 and 65 million euros depending on sales.