Youssef En-Nesyri has been in absolutely woeful form since being linked with a move to West Ham more than a year ago.
The Hammers were first linked with a move to sign the 25-year-old striker back in January 2021, when we sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax (Marca).
West Ham were keen on bringing the Morocco international to the London Stadium once again in the summer, according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.
Hammers boss David Moyes ended up signing Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo instead.
And we have to say, we’re delighted with that. Signing En-Nesyri from Sevilla could have been a huge mistake from West Ham…
West Ham dodged bullet by not signing Youssef En-Nesyri
The 25-year-old has been in truly dreadful form for Sevilla since the start of the 2021/22 campaign.
En-Nesyri has scored just five goals in his last 33 games for the La Liga side (Transfermarkt). In fact, he’s bagged just two goals since September last year!
And he is goalless in five games so far this season.
We have to say, we really weren’t impressed with the Moroccan one little bit when we faced Sevilla over two legs in the Europa League last season.
At one point, West Ham were being told to pay as much as £50 million for En-Nesryri, according to the likes of Claret and Hugh.
Had Moyes folded and agreed to sign him for that kind of money, he would undoubtedly be getting huge stick now from the fans and pundits alike.
Sometimes it’s better to wait until the man you’re after is available. That’s what Moyes did with Gianluca Scamacca and refused to bring Youssef En-Nesyri to West Ham for silly money.
For that, the Scot deserves a lot of credit.