West Ham boss David Moyes must try again for prime striker target Youssef En-Nesyri after a big change in circumstances.
Moyes wanted Sevilla striker En-Nesyri as far back as last January but saw two bids north of £30m rejected.
West Ham have reportedly been keeping a close eye on the Morrocco striker at the Africa Cup of Nations, where his side have reached the last eight (The Evening Standard).
There is no doubt En-Nesyri would be the perfect true striker to help elevate West Ham to that next level.
He has been described as a ‘brilliant striker’ by well-renowned football website Sport Mob.
The West Ham target netted 24 goals in 53 games for Sevilla last season. And this term, he has scored three goals and laid on two assists in 10 games before heading off to AFCON (Transfermarkt).
En-Nesyri was said to be happy to stay at Sevilla, where he established himself as the club’s first choice striker.
His game time has been limited this season, though, and Sevilla are fighting for the La Liga title with Real Madrid.
West Ham boss David Moyes must try again for prime striker target Youssef En-Nesyri after big change in circumstances
Now West Ham boss Moyes must try again for his prime striker target En-Nesyri after a big change in circumstances following Sevilla’s signing of Anthony Martial from Manchester United.
Martial has moved to Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season but the Spanish club and the player have made it clear they will explore a permanent deal if things work out.
The £50m Man United man is on huge wages, which are being covered in full by Sevilla.
So he will be more or less guaranteed to start. And that surely helps West Ham’s cause if they want to try and lure En-Nesyri to east London.
As well as Michail Antonio has done for the Hammers, there is no doubt En-Nesyri would be guaranteed to be the club’s main man up front.
Indeed he could even play alongside Antonio as the duo have very different attributes.
Sevilla allegedly told West Ham they wanted closer to £50m for En-Nesyri last year.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claimed this week the club has made a bid for a striker which surpasses the £45m the Hammers paid for Sebastien Haller.
Who knows perhaps that bid was for En-Nesyri?
We can but dream.