According to reports from Spain, West Ham United are the best-positioned team in the race to sign Sevilla centre-forward Youssef En-Nesyri this summer.
The report by Spanish outlet La Razon (via Sport Witness) claimed that Sevilla have thus far failed in their attempts to tie down En-Nesyri to a new contract at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, meaning that the La Liga side could look to sell the 23-year-old this summer.
With West Ham having already reportedly made Julen Lopetegui’s side a €30m (£25m) offer for the Morocco international back in January, La Razon have now claimed that, with Champions League qualification in their sights, the Hammers could be prepared to up their offer to €46m (£40m) for the striker at the end of the season.
The report added that David Moyes’ side are the “best-positioned” team to land the £49,000-per-week marksman.
Would £40m for En-Nesyri be a good deal?
Transfer Tavern Take
Considering that the Hammers did indeed submit an offer for En-Nesyri earlier this year, in addition to their failure to bring in another striker in the January transfer window, it is not surprising to read that the east Londoners are once again interested in the Moroccan.
With the 23-year-old having impressed over his 45 appearances for Sevilla so far this season, bagging 22 goals, he would seem to be an ideal candidate to improve to Moyes’ attacking arsenal at West Ham this summer, especially with a dearth of centre-forwards at London Stadium.
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