Lyon has the option to extend the agreement permanently in the summer.
An odd eighteen hours have passed since the deal was not finalized by the transfer deadline, with West Ham‘s statement.
Lyon promised , take their issue to the global governing body Fifa and accused West Ham of acting in a “incomprehensible” manner.
Although the Hammers have declined to comment on the accusations, club executives are reportedly incensed by what they see as false and possibly harmful statements.
Given that Fifa has officially verified the agreement, Lyon’s claim appears to have been unfounded.
Benrahma, 28, came to the Hammers from Brentford on loan in October 2020. Three months later, he made the transfer permanent. His current contract is set to expire in 2026.
Although he opened the scoring in West Ham’s 2-1 victory against Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final last year—their first trophy in forty-three years—this season, he has not found the back of the net.
Benrahma was controversially left out of Algeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations and was sent off in the team’s 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay loss at Bristol City in January.
Source from BBC Sport.