There seems to be a clear solution to West Ham’s money issue for striker Youssef En-Nesyri after a claim from Spain about a player’s wishes.

With West Ham closing on a near £40m deal for Mohammed Kudus, the transfer coffers are shrinking with a week left of the summer transfer window.

As reported yesterday, West Ham will have around £14m remaining to spend on players if the deal for Kudus goes through.

The big focus next is on signing a striker and West Ham have held talks with both PSG outcast Hugo Ekitike and Sevilla’s forward Youssef En-Nesyri.

One of those clubs has financial difficulties right now – and it’s not PSG.

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Clear solution to West Ham’s money issue for striker Youssef En-Nesyri after claim from Spain about player’s wishes

ABC Sevilla is reporting West Ham can pick up Morocco striker En-Nesyri for just €25 million (£21.4 million). That would represent an absolute bargain for the Hammers.

Even so, that leaves West Ham around £8m short, should Kudus join.

But there’s a clear solution to West Ham’s money issue for striker En-Nesyri after a claim from Spain about a player’s wishes.

The first solution would be to agree a loan with an obligation to buy at a set price from Sevilla at the end of the season.

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Loan with obligation or Fornals as makeweght

West Ham could even pay a loan fee which would be deducted from the obligation price. And that would effectively see the transfer moved to next summer’s budget while Sevilla get some money now and the guarantee of the main fee to follow.

But what could work even better for West Ham is Pablo Fornals as a makeweight. We reported over the weekend that Sevilla have a very strong interest in Hammers fan favourite Fornals.

The Spaniard is struggling to hold down a starting spot under David Moyes in the last year or so. He already faces competition for his place with the arrivals of Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse. And that will only increase should Kudus and Jesse Lingard sign – as is anticipated.

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Reports in Spain have claimed Fornals wants to return to homeland

AS in Spain reported that Sevilla are seriously keen on signing Fornals and claimed West Ham could be willing to sell for around £8m as he only has one year left on his contract.

Crucially, though, AS claimed Fornals “wants to return home to La Liga” with his young family after four years with the Hammers.

So while fans would be sad to see him go, it could be that West Ham pay Sevilla the remaining £14m in their transfer kitty with £8m Fornals making up the difference in the deal for En-Nesyri – whose aerial prowess, tireless workrate and rapid pace make him ideally suited to Moyes and his preferred system and style of play.

AS have since suggested that swap could very much be on the cards too.

West Ham may have to do some financial gymnastics to get the striker deal done.

But there are clearly ways and means.


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