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West Ham Set for Summer Rebuild Under Lopetegui

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West Ham United fans can expect a summer transfer window filled with activity as the club prepares for a rebuild under new manager Julen Lopetegui.

The incoming Spanish boss has reportedly set his sights on a significant squad overhaul. His ambitious plans involve bolstering the squad with six new signings.

However, these reinforcements will necessitate a player exodus. Lopetegui will need to clear out some members of the current squad, particularly those deemed unfit for his tactical approach and overall vision for the team. Some believe the squad inherited from David Moyes lacks balance, making player sales crucial to fund the desired incoming transfers.

One name seemingly already on the departing list is winger Said Benrahma. Lyon, where Benrahma is currently on loan, is reportedly prepared to activate their £12.4 million purchase option, making his move permanent. With Lopetegui reportedly having no intention of keeping Benrahma, this situation could benefit both clubs financially.

Benrahma appears to be thriving in Ligue 1. He has rediscovered his form with Lyon, contributing three goals and three assists in just 13 games.

The upcoming summer transfer window promises a period of significant change for the Irons. Lopetegui’s arrival is likely to trigger a wave of outgoings to make way for his incoming recruits. The potential departure of Said Benrahma to Lyon seems all but certain, with the French club poised to exercise their purchase clause.

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