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Lyon criticizes West Ham for ‘disrespect’ in Benrahma transfer

Saïd Benrahma’s failed transfer from West Ham to Lyon caused a stir as Lyon accused the Premier League club of a “profound lack of respect.” The Algerian international’s proposed move fell through on deadline day of the January transfer window, with Lyon claiming that West Ham did not complete the necessary steps on FIFA’s transfer matching system. Lyon expressed deep regret over the situation and reserved the right to take action against West Ham. Despite not addressing Lyon’s claims, West Ham confirmed that the deal was not completed in time. The controversy surrounding Benrahma’s transfer adds a layer of drama to the end of the transfer window and leaves the future of the player uncertain.
Saïd Benrahma’s proposed move to Lyon from West Ham was disrupted on deadline day of the January transfer window. Lyon expressed their disappointment with West Ham, accusing them of a “profound lack of respect” for failing to complete the necessary steps on FIFA’s transfer matching system for the deal to go through before the window closed. Lyon stated that due to West Ham’s actions, the international transfer certificate could not be requested in time, and they deeply regretted the situation and decision, viewing it as disrespectful towards both the institution and the player. They also reserved the right to take appropriate actions to validate the transaction at a later date and to hold West Ham accountable if necessary. While West Ham did not address Lyon’s comments, they confirmed that the deal was indeed not completed in time.

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