The Lowdown: West Ham in striker search…
West Ham have been on the hunt for a new forward since the January transfer window, where manager David Moyes even confirmed a bid to sign En-Nesyri in particular (BBC).
The Moroccan comes as just one of a plethora of strikers to be linked with a move to east London, with club insider ExWHUemployee detailing a few more names since then. Tammy Abraham, Adam Armstrong, Ivan Toney and En-Nesyri have all been watched by West Ham in recent months, according to the reliable source (Patreon).
The Latest: West Ham lodge En-Nesyri offer…
As per Marca, GSB and West Ham have now ‘returned to charge with an offer’ to sign En-Nesyri from Sevilla this summer. It is claimed that Julen Lopetegui’s side have plans to strengthen in the transfer market but their limited funds mean that they simply have to ‘make a big sale’ first.
Star players En-Nesyri and Jules Kounde could help very much in this regard, with the Hammers now lodging an offer to sign the former. However, the player himself has already made his transfer decision and does not want to sign for West Ham despite their interest.
This is allegedly due to him believing they are a ‘second row club’, with En-Nesyri not keen on leaving the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in general.
The Verdict: Big loss…
Missing out on the 24-year-old comes as a big loss for West Ham and Moyes as they scour the market for capable striking additions.
There is absolutely no doubting his ability and proficiency in front of goal, with the La Liga hitman managing 24 goals in all competitions over 2020/21 (Transfermarkt).
He comes as one of West Ham’s more proven targets at the very top level and has been described as ‘excellent’ by Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague (Premier Sports).
Amid this claim, it seems that the Irons are unlikely to snap him up this summer.
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