According to a report from La Razon, Sevilla are expecting West Ham to complete the signing of Youssef En-Nesyri in the summer.
And in a quirky and ironic twist, the La Liga side have allegedly identified David Moyes target Mariano Diaz as the Morocco international’s replacement.
West Ham were chasing Youssef En-Nesyri throughout the entire January transfer window.
The Athletic claimed towards the end of January that the Hammers made a £27 million bid for the 23-year-old – one that was swiftly rejected by Sevilla.
David Moyes decided not to bring a new striker to the London Stadium in the end. That decision seemed baffling at the time and now it just seems plain crazy.
West Ham to complete Youssef En-Nesyri signing?
It is what it is. Moyes will have to address his centre-forward issues in the summer.
La Razon claims that West Ham will move again for En-Nesyri. In fact, the Spanish publication claimed that Sevilla are almost resigned to losing the 23-year-old to the Hammers.
Sevilla are demanding €40 million (£35 million) for the Moroccan and have already lined up Real Madrid hitman Mariano Diaz as his replacement (La Razon).
En-Nesyri would be a superb addition for the Hammers.
The Morocco international has been in superb form for Sevilla this season. He has scored 17 goals in 33 games thus far (Transfermarkt). The 23-year-old 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.
Whether the West Ham board will be prepared to part with £35 million in the summer to secure the Morocco international’s services, however, remains to be seen.