Sevilla president Pepe Castro has told COPE that an English club made a €38 million (£33 million) bid for Youssef En-Nesyri amidst links with West Ham United.
It is highly likely that that bid was made by the Hammers, considering the fact that we are the only team to have been linked with the striker.
Unfortunately for us, however, that offer was rejected.
David Moyes is desperately trying to bring an established striker to the London Stadium.
The Scot has Michail Antonio as his only senior recognised striker after Sebastien Haller left for Ajax three weeks ago.
One of the names linked with the Hammers is Youssef En-Nesyri (The Athletic).
Sevilla ace En-Nesyri would be a great option for West Ham.
The Moroccan has racked up 16 goals in 27 games for Sevilla so far this term (Transfermarkt). He is also the joint top scorer in La Liga.
He is lively, quick, has great mobility and movement and The Athletic describe him as a ‘prolific poacher’.
West Ham bid for Youssef En-Nesyri rejected
It seems as though West Ham are to set to miss out on En-Nesyri.
Sevilla president Pepe Castro has told COPE how an English club made a £33 million bid for the Morocco international – one that was subsequently rejected:
“There has been interest from some English teams for En-Nesyri, but the truth is that we had no intention of selling. The player himself has also said publicly that he is delighted to be here and wants to continue to grow at Sevilla, which he has also done. We received an offer of €33m plus €5m as far as I know and then the truth is that there was no other offer that I know of. It is true that the player himself said clearly that he was not going to leave here and we are delighted.”
It would be a huge shock if the Hammers paid more than £33 million for En-Nesyri.
The Mirror reported last night that West Ham are expected to make another offer for the 23-year-old, however.
So it will be interesting to see whether the Hammers do in fact go back in for En-Nesyri.