Sevilla reluctant to sell West Ham United target Youssef En-Nesyri
West Ham have been linked with a move for Youssef En-Nesyri this summer, but Sevilla are “reluctant” to sell the player, as reported by the Evening Standard.
ExWHUemployee had reported on the West Ham Way podcast on 20 June that the Hammers had been offered the chance to sign the Moroccan forward for £25million.
The Hammers are long-term admirers of the 25-year-old striker, having missed out on him last summer.
The Hammers do need to sign a striker this summer, having failed to land one in the previous three transfer windows.
Last season, they relied heavily on Michail Antonio. The Jamaican is the lone striker at the club, and the Hammers have struggled when he went through a goalscoring barren patch.
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Thus, adding another striker is essential, but it seems En-Nesyri won’t be joining the Hammers, any time soon.
To be honest, the club should intensify their approach to signing Armando Broja instead.
The 20-year-old would cost around £30 million [Daily Mail], but the Hammers can work with a talent who can represent the club for years to come. He could become a key part of David Moyes’ long-term plans at the club.
The report from Evening Standard also adds that Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz could be another option for the Hammers, and he won’t be a bad option either.
En-Nesyri struggled with form and fitness last season, and only managed five league goals in 23 appearances. With Sevilla reluctant to sell as well, it’s time to move on.