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Bye Bye, Benrahma, and thanks!

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From the club website whufc.com comes the news that Said Benrahma has now completed a permanent move following his successful loan at Olympic Lyonnais. Whatever opinions we had of Said as a winger (was he really ever a good ‘fit’ for us when played as a winger) he will be forever in our memories for that penalty in the Prague final.

We wish him well! Benrahma had a current value as ‘estimated’ by transfermarkt.com of £20 million. Even if we get 75% of that back from the loan and sale combined to Lyon, it’ll be another poor return on the £23 million ish (combining loan and purchase) paid for him from Brentford in 2020/1.

What is intriguing to me is that the club have chosen to keep quiet about the amount of his fee. ‘Undisclosed’. Why? I wonder if there is a deal doing on – or under discussion – in the other direction, as mentioned by us a couple of times recently with sought – after defender Jake O’Brien being under the spotlight as one of the highlighted targets.

Maybe that accounts for the ‘undisclosed’ transfer fee? Or am I getting over- optimistic?

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Like everyone else, lifelong WHU fan and season ticket holder in old BMU stand at Upton Park from 2003. Billy Bonds these days with my adult son and impatiently waiting for my Grandson to be old enough to initiate him before his mum grabs him for Man U. All opinions are my own very biased ones.

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  • Kip says:

    He could of played well under our new management shame….another plsyers cconfidence was sucked away by moyes IMO

  • Andy says:

    It being announced on 30th June might be significant?
    It being PSR deadline day…..

  • Matt says:

    All deals are undisclosed by us and every club.

  • Brent says:

    Gonna miss him, my favourite player of the last couple of years…

  • Walid Mohammed says:

    I do agree with You @Kip, it is real a shame thathe was not given another chance under new coch and formation

  • Ricky says:

    If we 75% back, that’s 15million, so in theory we only paid out 8million, I think that’s a great return,

  • Ricky the stinky says:

    All of our good players got sold by moyes I swear he was trying to ruin the team before he lefted and he completely did it by selling all them the waste man hope not there team takes him … (Let’s see how our new manager sorts this team out )

  • Nigel says:

    A quality left winger, could have been among the greats, but needed confidence, great when he started a match, but if he comes on as a sub, and it didn’t go his way, he’d hide from the ball.
    Hope he does well

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