Benrahma wants huge Hammers pay off


Benrahma wants huge Hammers pay off

Said Benrahma is currently rejecting a move to Lyon.

Despite the Hammers accepting an offer of around £5 million for the loan from the French Ligue One club plus a £10 million non obligatory purchase fee the player wants a huge but unspecified pay off from West Ham to make the move happen.

Benrahma wants huge Hammers pay off

It was believed the deal was done and dusted but this afternoon Claret and Hugh has learned that is most certainly not the case.

The French club have been tracking Benrahma since his Brentford days  but as things stand are unlikely to get their man.

Beyond wanting a hefty pay off from the Hammers the 28 year old Algeria international is not keen to join a club currently stranded in the relegation positions and was much more enthusiastic to join Marseilles who had shown an interest.

It now seems unless the club can come to some sort of compromise over the next 24 hours or so the play

er will be staying at the London Stadium and was understood to be training with the squad at Rush Green today.

Our source told us exclusively when we asked whether the deal had now been finalised: ” No I’m afraid it’s not done, the player won’t go unless he is paid millions.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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