West Ham have rejected a loan offer from Marseille for Said Benrahma, according to reports.

Over the past year or so, West Ham fans have become increasingly frustrated with Said Benrahma. When he first joined, there were high expectations for the winger that have not gone on to be fulfilled. Disappointing as it may be, he is now nothing more than a squad player for the Hammers and the club are keen to sell him this January in order to raise transfer funds.

Many clubs are reportedly interested in signing him, with the likes of Fulham, Lyon and his former club Brentford all considering a move. However, according to The Sun, it seems like things could start progressing now as the Irons have received their first offer for the Algerian.

The tabloid report that Marseille have approached West Ham about a loan deal for Benrahma but, unsurprisingly, the East London side have flat out rejected the proposal. Given their ongoing injury crisis, they simply can not afford to lose someone like Benrahma on loan, even if he is underperforming.

Unfortunately, West Ham are on the edge of FFP regulations and will have to sell before they can buy. It is believed that they aim to get £25 million for the winger but, in reality, they may have to accept a fair bit less than that.

Our Irons will be hoping that those interested clubs now start putting in bids following the French side’s offer. Said Benrahma scored one of the most important goals in our club’s history, so it is disappointing that things have not worked out. For whatever reason, he seems like a completely different player than what we saw at Brentford and almost every single West Ham fan will hope, for his sake, that he can find his spark again wherever he goes.

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