According to a report from Estadio Deportivo, Pablo Fornals is trying to convince his former teammate Youssef En-Nesyri to join West Ham United in the summer.

In other news…Report: West Ham initiate contact to sign 23-year-old PL star as replacement for £7m ace

The duo played with one another at Malaga having come through the youth ranks together.

The Athletic claimed towards the end of January that West Ham made a £27 million bid for the 23-year-old – one that was swiftly rejected by Sevilla.

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Youssef En-Nesyri (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

ExWHUemployee claimed last week that En-Nesyri is the player who David Moyes is most likely to bring to the London Stadium in the summer.

And a few days ago, Il Milanista claimed that the Hammers have actually already submitted an offer for the Moroccan ahead of the summer transfer window.

Pablo Fornals trying to tempt Youssef En-Nesyri into West Ham move

Pablo Fornals (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

It seems as though the Hammers have a secret weapon in their chase for the Sevilla hitman.

Pablo Fornals is trying to tempt his former teammate to join West Ham according to a report from Estadio Deportivo.

 

The duo played together at Malaga a few years ago.

En-Nesyri would be an exceptional addition for the Hammers. So it’s great to know that we have an inside man on the job!

The 23-year-old has scored 17 goals in 34 games for Sevilla this season (Transfermarkt).

The Morocco international is lively, quick and has great mobility and movement. At 23, En-Nesyri is at the ideal age to make the jump up to the Premier League.

La Razon claims that Sevilla will demand around £35 million for the striker in the summer.

Whether the West Ham board are prepared to part with that kind of cash for En-Nesyri, however, remains to be seen.

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