The potential sale of Said Benrahma could be dragged out until the end of the window, according to reports.

Almost every West Ham fan would agree that Said Benrahma’s time in East London could be summed up in one word: disappointing. The mood around the club was ecstatic when he first signed from Brentford, some going as far to dub him as the Payet replacement they needed. Unfortunately, Benrahma turned into a shadow of his former self and it looks like his time at West Ham could be coming to an end.

Various clubs are said to be interested in signing him this January, including Wolves, Fulham and Lyon. However, Football Insider have reported that all three wish to get him on some sort of loan-to-buy agreement. This simply does not suit the Hammers given their injury crisis and limited budget – they need the money now.

The Irons have reportedly demanded £20 million for him, which would recover a good amount of what they paid, though it is believed they have internally accepted that they may be forced to see for less. 

Ultimately, this has led to the clubs who are interested wanting to wait until the end of the month in order to assess what the players’ situation is, as well as their own financial standing. 

On one hand, this could be extremely frustrating for West Ham given they really need to sell before they buy. On the other hand, it could mean that they have another option to use in the meantime, not to mention that they can just not sell him if they fail to bring anyone to the London Stadium.

You could argue either way, but in reality there is no right answer. If they are forced to wait until the end of the month, they need to be very realistic in what they believe they can get for him, if they are to sign a replacement ahead of time, in order to stick within FFP regulations.

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