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Report: West Ham make first official move to sign £106k-a-week striker in January transfer window

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Report: West Ham make first official move to sign £106k-a-week striker in January transfer window

West Ham United have reportedly made an official enquiry for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri ahead of the January transfer window.

That’s according to Spanish publication Sport who claim that the Hammers have ‘knocked on the door again’ for the 25-year-old hitman.

West Ham boss David Moyes has already been heavily linked with a £13 million move to bring the Morocco international to the London Stadium in January.

And it seems as though the Hammers have now made their first official move for the Sevilla striker.

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Moyes ended his long search for a centre-forward in the summer when he brought Gianluca Scamacca to the London Stadium from Sassuolo.

In spite of that, the Scot is clearly keen to bolster his attacking ranks even further still…

West Ham make first January transfer window move for Youssef En-Nesyri

Spanish outlet Sport reckon that the Hammers have made an enquiry for the Moroccan forward.

I have to see, Moyes really should be setting his sights higher in my opinion.

The 25-year-old striker was almost non-existent for Morocco against Croatia in the World Cup yesterday.

And if that performance is anything to go by, West Ham should steer well clear of En-Nesyri in January.

En-Nesyri has scored just four goals in his last 33 games for Sevilla (Transfermarkt). In fact, he’s bagged just four goals since September 2021!

I really wasn’t impressed with the Moroccan one little bit when we faced Sevilla over two legs in the Europa League last season.

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Who knows? Perhaps En-Nesyri will get back to his best at some point throughout the season.

At things stand though, the outlook appears to be bleak.

He certainly doesn’t seem to be anywhere near the levels he was at a couple of years ago.

And in my opinion, West Ham should avoid a January transfer window move to sign Youssef En-Nesyri at all costs.

He earns £106k-a-week at Sevilla too (Capology)!

There are quite simply better options out there available for Moyes to explore.

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