Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed the interest of West Ham United in Sevilla centre-forward, Youssef En-Nesyri.
So far this season, En-Nesyri has highly impressed over his 33 appearances in LaLiga and the Champions League for Julen Lopetegui’s side, scoring 13 goals over his 25 league fixtures, as well as four in eight European appearances.
As a result of his fine performances, it was reported that David Moyes was incredibly interested in signing the £13.5 million-rated 23-year-old in the January transfer window, so much so that West Ham made a €30 million (£25.7 million) offer for the striker that Sevilla subsequently rejected.
However, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that the Morocco international could be on the move this summer, although, that a number of big clubs may now match the Hammers’ interest.
He said: “West Ham, in January, offered €30 million to sign him, with add-ons included, and Sevilla always said no. Sevilla had their policy – they don’t sell players in January.
“And if they have to sell players, top players, they want full money. So, they’re not going to make any discounts or this kind of thing. If you want Sevilla players, you have to pay.
“En-Nesyri is an interesting striker, I’m sure he will be part of all important club’s [plans] for next summer as a target, but with Sevilla, it’s never, never easy to negotiate and Monchi is one of the best in the game, so it won’t be easy.”
Should West Ham return for En-Nesyri this summer?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Youssef En-Nesyri…
According to Romano, it would indeed appear that, should West Ham retain an interest in En-Nesyri this summer, they will face a great amount of competition for the centre-forward’s signature.
And considering the fact that David Moyes currently only has Michail Antonio as an out-and-out striker in his first-team squad, a move for a player in En-Nesyri’s position is likely to be a priority for the Scot in the summer market, meaning that a move for the 23-year-old, no matter how difficult to do, remains a very distinct possibility.