It seems as though West Ham United may have missed the boat for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri.
The Hammers still want to sign the 23-year-old hitman…but so do half of the Premier League according to Spanish publication Fichajes.
The Athletic claimed towards the end of January that West Ham made a £27 million bid for the Morocco international – one that was swiftly rejected by Sevilla.
And as recently as a couple of weeks ago, it was claimed that West Ham have actually already submitted an offer for En-Nesyri ahead of the summer transfer window (Il Milanista).
It seems as though it could now be too little too late, however.
West Ham’s interest in the Sevilla ace in January alerted the rest of the Premier League to the Moroccan’s talent according to a report from Fichajes.
Added competition for the 23-year-old’s signature is obviously a bad thing for the Hammers. Not only because we now have to compete with other clubs but because Sevilla could now start a bidding war for the striker.
West Ham cannot afford to miss out on Youssef En-Nesyri
The 23-year-old has been electric for Sevilla this season.
He has scored 20 goals in 38 games so far this term (Who Scored).
Youssef En-Nesyri would be absolutely perfect for the Hammers.
The 23-year-old is lively, quick and has great mobility and movement. He is pretty good in the air as well. In short, he is a complete striker.
West Ham need to be going all out for En-Nesyri this summer.
We may well have our work cut-out, however, with so many other clubs allegedly now in contention for his signature.