West Ham allegedly tried to sign Sevilla striker Munir on transfer deadline day.
That’s according to the 26-year-old’s agent, Valdi.
Munir was allegedly available for around €10 million (£8.5 million ) or even cheaper.
West Ham boss David Moyes was desperately trying to add a top class striker to his ranks during the summer transfer window.
West Ham tried to sign Munir
That’s according to the Sevilla hitman’s agent Valdi.
The striker’s representative opened up on his client’s future when speaking during an interview with ABC:
“Monchi valued him at ten million euros at the beginning of the market, and in the last few days, he would have considered loaning him out with an option to buy. He has had many offers and interest from many teams. In Holland, both PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord have been interested in him until the last minute. Ajax were also considering him. That was a good option, but perhaps his long period of inactivity took its toll. In England, both Crystal Palace and West Ham showed a lot of interest until the last day of the market. Munir didn’t want to leave Sevilla or La Liga. In Spain, the offers he has received have not been to his liking.”
Munir graduated from Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy but he never really reached the heights that were expected of him.
After loan spells with Valencia and Alaves, the 26-year-old was sold to Sevilla in January 2019. He has gone on to bag 22 goals and seven assists in 88 games for the La Liga outfit (Transfermarkt).
Hardly impressive numbers!
Here’s a glimpse of Munir in action:
There are also question marks as to whether the four-capped Morocco international would have been able to cope with the physical side of the English game, what with his small frame.
He clearly has a lot of talent but we’re pleased that West Ham failed to sign him. Moyes could and should be setting his sights a lot higher than the Moroccan.