June 18, 2024


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The interlocutor and OL are not laughing, an English club is being crushed – Olympique Lyonnais

The interlocutor and OL are not laughing, an English club is being crushed – Olympique Lyonnais

Last winter, Saïd Benrahma joined OL on loan with an option to buy. As expected, the Algerian international is sure to sign for Lyon.

Among the recruits of the winter transfer window, Said Benrahma was one of Olympique Lyonnais’ longest-serving players. Regularly aligned on the left of Pierre Sage’s attack, the Algerian international had a fine six months in the capital of Gaul. Author of 3 goals and 3 assists in Ligue 1, he has generally won over supporters in his second season at OL, although he still needs to do more. Last winter, West Ham and Lyon took a very long time to settle the club. An agreement was finally reached for a loan of 6 million euros with a purchase option valued at 15 million euros.

Significant sums that lead West Ham to believe Lyon is going to take advantage of the player for six months before sending him back to England without the means to pay for his final transfer. John Dexter would finally exercise his option to buy Saïd Benrahma, which failed to surprise West Ham according to an exclusive account of the Hammers, suggesting that the British chiefs couldn’t believe it and were more than pleasantly surprised. For good reason, the Hammers board has its fingers crossed that OL will pay the €15 million of the option to buy Saïd Benrahma, and it will be done.

West Ham sell Benrahma and… O’Brien

With this money, West Ham will be looking to strengthen their central defence, as to date, only Konstantinos Mavropanos, Kurt Zouma and Nayef Akurd can occupy this role with satisfaction. The information about Olympique Lyonnais does not stop there, because according to the specialized media about the Hammers, the London club is very interested in the profile of a certain Jake O’Brien. Clearly, OL’s Irish central defender is highly coveted material. After Juventus Turin, Crystal Palace and Borussia Dortmund, West Ham are the most interested in him. But for its part, Lyon also wants to strengthen itself on defense and is therefore reluctant to sell its Irish company.

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