West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing 24-year-old Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri from La Liga outfit Sevilla this summer.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, West Ham United have set their sights on Youssef En-Nesyri over a move in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old Moroccan forward is one of several strikers being considered by the Hammers to bolster their attack, although he wants to stay put with La Liga outfit Sevilla.
Youssef En-Nesyri joined Sevilla from CD Leganes in January 2020 and has since gone on to make giant strides within La Liga. Now one of the most underrated forwards in the Spanish top-flight, he has a solid record of 30 goals in 78 appearances for the Andalusian club to date.
The 2020/21 season, in particular, proved to be memorable for the 24-year-old, who played a key role in helping Sevilla claim a top-four place. And his exploits have invariably been noticed by some of the clubs outside Spain, with West Ham United once again hot on the trails of En-Nesyri.
West Ham United hold a long-standing interest in En-Nesyri, having attempted to sign him in the January transfer window as well. That pursuit was sparked by the departure of Sebastien Haller, who joined Ajax earlier this year, leaving a spot open in the Hammers’ attacking unit.
Since then, David Moyes has been left with Michail Antonio as the only option to lead the line in a reliable manner for West Ham. And with the experienced forward now into his thirties while also being bogged down by a few fitness issues, it is prudent of West Ham to keep an eye on possible options to bolster their attack, with Tammy Abraham being their reported priority.
However, Chelsea’s asking price is reportedly proving to be a stumbling block for the East London giants, who are now identifying alternatives. To that end, Maxi Gomez has emerged on West Ham’s radar, with fellow La Liga forward Youssef En-Nesyri also a key target for the club.
However, En-Nesyri is intent on staying put at Sevilla after a memorable 2020/21 campaign. That is, therefore, another spanner in the works for West Ham, and it will be interesting to see if they can do anything to turn the 24-year-old’s head or if they turn their attention elsewhere.