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West Ham’s Said Benrahma on the verge of completing Lyon move

Premier League transfers have finally picked ahead of the deadline on February 1. 

But most clubs are more focused on exits rather than signings this month due to Financial Fair Play restrictions.

This includes West Ham United, who have reportedly sanctioned a move for Said Benrahma to join Lyon. 

The two clubs have reached an agreement on a loan with an obligation to buy for around €15 million, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein

The Algeria international has also been granted permission to travel for his medical tests but is in the United Kingdom at the moment. 

Benrahma joined West Ham from Brentford in 2020. He established himself as a key member of the team, making over 150 senior appearances for the club. 

But the 28-year-old has been struggling for game time under David Moyes this season, making only five Premier League starts. 

Benrahma still has over two years left on his contract at the London Stadium but the English club have decided to let him go. 

He will hope to reignite his career in the Ligue 1, where he has previously played with Nice. 

Lyon will hope Benrahma hits the ground running and helps them avoid relegation from Ligue 1 this season.

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