According to Spanish news outlet El Desmarque, West Ham United are ‘willing’ to pay over €40 million (£34.2 million) to sign Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri – with his agent now responding to all the interest.
The Lowdown: West Ham in striker search…
West Ham are on the search for a new striker as one of their main priorities for this summer, especially considering the unreliable fitness record of current frontman Michail Antonio.
The Irons had attempted to sign a new striker in January, with manager David Moyes himself confirming that bids had indeed been lodged, but West Ham didn’t manage to successfully land anyone.
GSB will reportedly try again to sign a new striker this window, though, with names like Adam Armstrong, Ivan Toney, Tammy Abraham and En-Nesyri having been previously linked (ExWHUemployee).
The Latest: West Ham ‘willing’ to pay over £34.2m for En-Nesyri…
El Desmarque have the latest when it comes to En-Nesyri, who West Ham made a bid for January.
They claim that the Irons are ‘willing’ to go above £34.2 million to seal the Moroccan’s signature this summer, with the player’s agent now sending a firm message in response to rumours regarding his client.
“We don’t want to listen to any offers,” explained Anass Ouzifi, representative of En-Nesyri, to the outlet.
“There are three teams from England, but he doesn’t want to leave. We don’t want to talk about this because En-Nesyri doesn’t want to leave Sevilla, and he’s staying in Sevilla this year.”
The Verdict: Big blow for the Hammers…
En-Nesyri came as a very good alternative to fellow top level targets like Tammy Abraham, so this news comes as a mighty blow for West Ham despite their willingness to go all out.
Lauded as an ‘excellent’ striker by Spanish journalist Guillem Balague on Premier Sports, the 6 foot 3 star forward turned heads with his outstanding 18-goal haul in just 23 La Liga starts over 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
There’s no mistake he could have been a brilliant capture, but this message from his agent has dealt the Irons a big setback in their striker search.
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