Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have reacted to a transfer claim involving Sevilla striker and long-time target Youssef En-Nesyri.
The Morocco international is a name who will be familiar to most Irons supporters given their club’s association with him over the past year.
West Ham manager David Moyes even confirmed last winter that an offer had been tabled to sign En-Nesyri as he scoured the market for a much-needed striking addition.
Fast forward nearly 12 months and the Hammers are still in a position where they arguably need a centre-forward alternative to Michail Antonio, especially considering his concerning injury record.
Bringing an update as new recruitment chief Rob Newman is tasked with orchestrating West Ham’s transfer dealings, Fichajes have some news involving En-Nesyri.
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The Spanish source lists West Ham as one of three clubs who ‘will go’ for the 24-year-old alongside Premier League giants Manchester City and Manchester United.
They claimed that the Hammers and Newman could even swoop in January, citing the lack of depth alongside Antonio further forward as a real motivator.
West Ham fans react…
Taking to social media, some Irons supporters were fairly mixed in their reaction, with some relishing the prospect of his signing while others contest it.
Given his phenomenal goal haul of 24 in all competitions last season and 53 since making his senior debut in 2016/17 (Transfermarkt), you can see why a handful of fans believe he would be perfect for West Ham.
However, some also feel that their club could secure much better value-for-money moves in swoops for fellow targets like Andrea Belotti or Adam Hlozek, especially considering that En-Nesyri is rated near the £40m mark.
Check out some of their verdicts below:
“Way too expensive, considering Belotti and Hlozek would be cheaper combined and better imo”
“£40m would be too much in my opinion! I really like En-Nesyri, but I think you could get Cabral or Barrow & Lingard with change left over to put toward a CB at that price!”
“En-Nesyri is quality and a lot better player than Belotti, can’t really comment on Hlozek as I’ve only seen him play a couple of times (but tbh wasn’t that impressed although he is still young).”
“If true get this guy ASAP”
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