By Saikat Mandal

23rd Nov, 2022 | 8:10pm

West Ham United knock on door to sign Seville striker Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham are knocking on the door again to sign Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri in the January transfer window, according to a report from Sport.

The Catalan newspaper (23 November, page 34) reported in their printed edition that the Moroccan striker is one of the main candidates to leave the La Liga club in January.

The Hammers are long-term admirers of En-Nesyri, with the Evening Standard reporting (11 July) the Hammers were interested in the 25-year-old but Sevilla were reluctant to let him go in the summer window.

Move on

The La Liga club are willing to part ways with the striker in January, which means the Hammers have a chance to get him at a cut-price deal.

However, the Hammers must reject the opportunity to bring him to the London stadium. En-Nesyri isn’t in the finest form for his club at the moment, and David Moyes should look for options elsewhere.

Moreover, the Hammers have depth in the forward line at the moment after the club signed Gianluca Scamacca on a big-money deal from Sassuolo in the summer.

Michail Antonio is still around and Moyes doesn’t need another striker at the moment. The money could be used elsewhere.

The defence could be one area that needs bolstering especially if Craig Dawson leaves the club in January.

On top of that, West Ham must look to bring in another quality attacking midfielder to their ranks. The Hammers need someone who can score loads of goals from midfield to ease the burden on the strikers, and that is what they should focus on in January.