West Ham announced the signings of both Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola over the past week and one particular striker was name-checked too.

Hammers boss David Moyes has kicked of the summer transfer window in fine fashion by signing two top-class International players on long-term deals.

Aguerd will be a fabulous addition for West Ham.

And getting Areola in on a permanent deal was a complete no-brainer for Moyes.

Now the Scot’s attention should turn to signing a top-class striker.

One centre-forward the Hammers have been consistently linked with for 18 months now is Sevilla ace Youssef En-Nesyri (Marca and Claret and Hugh).

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And it seems as though the West Ham admin may have dropped a couple of hints that the 48-capped Morocco international could be London Stadium bound…

West Ham website mentions striker in Aguerd and Areola announcements

Moyes is clearly on the hunt for a top-class striker.

En-Nesyri could very well be the man for the job. Marca claim that the 25-year-old centre-forward could be available for just €25 million (£21 million) this summer. That sounds like great value to us.

En-Nesyri has struggled over the past six months or so. He’s still a top-class striker though.

And despite those struggles last season, we still believe that the Sevilla forward could have a lot to offer this West Ham team.

The 25-year-old runs the channels and seems to be ideally suited to the way in which the Hammers play.

And the Moroccan proved during the 2020/21 campaign that he is more than capable of scoring goals on a consistent basis.

The Sevilla hitman would undoubtedly provide strong competition for Antonio. He has been described as an ‘amazing’ talent by football website The Sports Wave.

West Ham website mentions striker in Aguerd and Areola announcements
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For just £21 million, we believe that En-Nesyri would be a very strong addition for West Ham.

And the Hammers admin mentioned the Moroccan’s name twice in both the Areola and Aguerd announcements.

When announcing the signing of the 26-year-old centre-back from Rennes, West Ham’s official website wrote:

“As a boy, Aguerd represented local club KAC of Kénitra before being scouted and recruited to the national Mohammed VI Football Academy in the capital city of Rabat, where he spent four years playing alongside the likes of Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri.”

And for the Areola announcement, WHUFC.com wrote:

“The No13 made 29 saves in eleven ties, including a vital, spectacular one-handed stop to deny Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri that paved the way for West Ham’s 2-0 round of 16 second-leg victory at London Stadium and earned him the Save of the Season award.”

Who knows? This could just be a quirky coincidence.

But we wouldn’t be surprised one little bit if West Ham signed the Sevilla striker this summer.

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