West Ham United have been dealt a hammer blow with the agent of one of David Moyes’s prime targets Youssef En-Nesyri having suggested that his client does not want to leave Sevilla.
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Hammers boss David Moyes will be searching far and wide to bring a top class striker to the London Stadium this summer.
Youssef En-Nesyri is a name that has been persistently linked with West Ham since January.
The Athletic claimed towards the end of the winter transfer window that the Hammers made a £27 million bid for the 23-year-old. That was swiftly rejected by Sevilla.
West Ham dealt Youssef En-Nesyri blow
It seems as though the Hammers could be heading up a blind alley.
En-Nesyri’s agent has told ABC Sevilla that the Morocco international has no intention of leaving the La Liga outfit this summer:
“En-Nesyri does not want to leave Sevilla”.
So it appears as though West Ham’s hopes of signing En-Nesyri are dead in the water.
Time for Hammers to move on
In all fairness, the 23-year-old was probably going to be too expensive anyway. La Razon claimed hat Sevilla would demand around £40 million for his services this summer.
There are plenty of other strikers out there. The likes of Adam Hlozek, Adam Armstrong, Patson Daka and Boulaye Dia would all be great options for West Ham.
Quite how much GSB are prepared to spend remains to be seen. It seems as though all the money in the world wouldn’t be able to prise En-Nesyri away from Sevilla, however.