Said Benrahma’s West Ham departure confirmed as Fifa grants Lyon’s appeal in transfer dispute

Introduction to the Article
Said Benrahma’s transfer from West Ham to Lyon, which was delayed due to an admin error, has been approved by Fifa. The French side’s appeal has been granted, and the necessary information has been submitted by the Hammers, paving the way for Benrahma’s move to Lyon.

Benrahma’s Transfer Expected to be Completed Soon

Benrahma, the Algerian winger, is expected to seal his transfer to Lyon in the next few hours. The deal, which was set to happen on Deadline Day, had appeared to collapse at the last minute due to an admin error involving the failure of West Ham to submit their side of the deal to Fifa’s Transfer Matching System (TMS).

Lyon’s Appeal and Strong Statement Against West Ham

Lyon had lodged an appeal and released a statement criticizing West Ham’s behavior for failing to finalize the required administrative procedures despite agreements made. They expressed deep regret for the situation and stated their intention to initiate procedures to validate the transaction after the event, holding West Ham responsible if necessary.

Possible Ramifications for Pablo Fornals and Real Betis

The ruling on Benrahma’s transfer could also have implications for Pablo Fornals, who was left in limbo after his move to Real Betis was not announced prior to the deadline. Fornals was reportedly pulled from the West Ham bench for their match against Bournemouth to undergo a medical, leaving the Irons unable to sign any direct replacements for their players.

West Ham’s Loan Signing from Manchester City

Despite the transfer saga involving Benrahma and Fornals, West Ham secured a loan signing of Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City until the end of the season, providing some positive news for the East London club.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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