West Ham United transfer target Youssef En-Nesyri could be made available by Sevilla this summer, according to ‘noises’ from the Spanish club.
The Lowdown: Hammers’ interest
The 25-year-old first came onto the Irons’ radar 12 months ago when manager David Moyes began looking to add depth to his front line as competition for lone striker Michail Antonio.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers also had a £27m bid turned down for the attacker in January, and it is now reported that the East London club are expected to revive their interest in the La Liga target man this summer.
The Latest: Brown’s claim
Brown has revealed that Sevilla now seem willing to sell En-Nesyri this summer, although this may not be a great sign for West Ham.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, he claimed:
“I think Moyes is looking for someone reliable in that position, and I think there’d be question marks now over En-Nesyri.
“His club seem more willing to sell the player now, and his asking price has clearly dropped because the noises coming from his club are that they would accept the offer they turned down from West Ham.
“And that’s probably not a great sign really for West Ham in terms of how good the player is rated now.”
The Verdict: Poor form…
When compared with positional peers across Europe over the past year, the 25-year-old disappointingly ranks in the 23rd percentile for non-penalty goals and in the 19th percentile for assists (via FB Ref).
Should West Ham sign En-Nesyri?
These stats illustrate a poor turn in form for En-Nesyri, who was once highly rated across Europe.
Therefore, if Moyes can get him back firing like his old self, this could be a good transfer for the Hammers, but as it is, it seems like the East London side have missed the boat on this arrival.
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