ExWHUemployee delivered a detailed update on West Ham United’s interest in Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, January 20th).
The Athletic broke the news that the Hammers want to sign the Morocco international three days ago.
It was claimed that West Ham submitted a £22 million bid – one that could rise to £26.7 million for the 23-year-old. That offer was quickly rejected by Sevilla.
The Guardian then claimed that the La Liga outfit will not sell En-Nesyri for anything less than £40 million.
ExWHUemployee provides update on West Ham United’s Youssef En-Nesyri chase
That kind of price surely rules the Hammers out of making a move to sign the Moroccan hitman.
ExWHUemployee outlined a detailed explanation regarding the current state of affairs of our pursuit of the 23-year-old Sevilla ace, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (Wednesday, January 20th):
“On to the Sevilla striker. His name is Youssef En-Nesyri. We have definitely made a bid for him. It was rejected , they said they wanted a lot more. The figure we put in amounted to around £25-27 million. They want around £40 million for this player. They’re in the Champions League, they’re challenging for a Champions League spot in the league. They only signed this guy about a year ago and he’s done well for them. We did this in the summer with Tarkowski, we bid way below what Burnley wanted for him. So do they even count as offers? The bottom line is that we haven’t offered enough. The player doesn’t want to come and the manager doesn’t want to sell. So the chance of this happening is very unlikely unless we offer a substantial amount which being West Ham, we probably won’t.”
According to Ex, and most other journalists, West Ham don’t have much chance of signing the Sevilla hitman.
All hope isn’t lost, however.
Sport claim that En-Nesyri could now be ‘seduced’ buy a move to the London Stadium.
West Ham United’s Youssef En-Nesyri hopes hanging by a thread
If we are being realistic, however, this has ‘we tried’ written all over it. If David Sullivan really wanted to back Moyes, he would have signed Boulaye Dia or Patson Daka by now.
Let’s just hope that whatever happens, the Hammers owners do bring in at least one established striker before the transfer window closes. We have a great chance of finishing inside the top six this season. Anything is possible. Failing to strengthen our forward line could end upon being one of Sullivan’s greatest ever failures.
And that really is saying something.