West Ham United ace set to join Lyon following FIFA approval

8 February 2024 - 4:24 am

Benrahma starts this season without first-team football at West Ham United

Benrahma has struggled to attract attention at the London Stadium this season, often having to find a place on David Moyes’ bench. The Algerian star has made 22 appearances for West Ham United this season and has provided one assist across all fronts.

The 28-year-old has been used as a substitute in many games but deserves credit for averaging 1.5 shots, 0.8 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. In England’s top flight, he has a pass completion rate of 79.8% (statistics from whoscored) and he distributes possession relatively well.

Benrahma has proven himself to be an excellent performer in the final third, but has struggled to make an impact in front of the opposition goal. Therefore, it makes sense for the player to move to a club like Lyon to find more playing opportunities in the coming years.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – JUNE 7: Said Benrahma of West Ham United checks the pitch before the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League final at Eden Stadium in Prague, Czech Republic on June 7, 2023 , the two sides of the match are ACF Fiorentina and West Ham United Football Club.
Benrahma set to leave West Ham for Lyon: Is it a good move for everyone involved?

Benrahma is a good dribbler with the ball at his feet and can carry the ball out wide for a few breakthroughs. He can create some nice looks for others around him on offense.

The Algerian genius can even shoot from distance. However, he must find a way to be more decisive in front of the opposition goal. Benrahma is versatile enough to play anywhere in the front line and could become a real asset for Lyon.

Therefore, the Algerian’s departure from West Ham would appear to be a good move for everyone involved. The Hammers can now finally move on and focus on producing a solid performance in the second half of the Premier League.