Transfers DONE DEAL: Said Benrahma seals transfer switch to Olympique Lyon

After obtaining all the documents allowing the validation of the operation, Olympique Lyonnais have confirmed the arrival on loan of the 28-year-old Algerian international striker, Said Benrahma, from West Ham, until June 30 2024.

“Olympique Lyonnais is delighted with the arrival of Said Benrahma, an experienced player with nearly 350 matches under his belt at the highest level,” read a statement on their official website.

This paying loan of £5.1 million (approximately €6 million) is accompanied by a purchase option of £12.3 million (approximately €14.4 million) and 10% interest on the capital gain in the event of a possible future transfer.

Originally from Ain Temouchent, in Algeria, Benrahma joined the OGC Nice training center in 2013 and very quickly began his rise in Ligue 1. Professional in 2015, he was then loaned several times to France wearing successively the colors of Angers, Gazélec Ajaccio and Chateauroux where he scored 12 goals in 34 matches, thus attracting the attention of England.

Arriving during the summer of 2018 at Brentford, Benrahma quickly arouse admiration, scoring 30 goals and providing 27 assists in less than 100 appearances.

This remarkable career allowed the Algerian international (21 caps) to join West Ham in October 2020, where he played 155 matches in just over three seasons, notably winning the Conference League on June 7, 2023 against the Fiorentina (2-1).

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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