According to a report from Estadio Deportivo, West Ham United are very much in the picture to sign Sevilla hitman Youssef En-Nesyri this summer.
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The La Liga outfit are allegedly bracing themselves for a ‘succulent offer’ from the Hammers for the Moroccan (Estadio Deportivo).
David Moyes must sign an established centre-forward in the summer as a matter of urgency.
It is beyond negligent that we have just one striker at the club in the form of injury-prone Michail Antonio.
The 30-year-old isn’t even a natural centre-forward!
West Ham eyeing Youssef En-Nesyri swoop?
Estadio Deportivo claims that the Hammers will look to solve their centre-forward woes by signing the Sevilla hitman in the summer.
It is claimed that Sevilla are already preparing for the 23-year-old’s exit by lining up a move to sign AZ Alkmaar striker Myron Boadu.
En-Nesyri would be a brilliant signing for West Ham
The Morocco international has been in superb form for Sevilla this season. He has scored 17 goals in 33 games thus far (Transfermarkt). The 23-year-old is lively, quick and has great mobility and movement.
Sevilla are demanding around £40 million for the Morocco international (The Guardian).
Whether West Ham will be prepared to lay out that kind of cash on one player this summer remains to be seen. We all know how our owners operate. Perhaps this is a chance for them to get the fans back onside, however.
If the Hammers have genuine ambition to kick on and challenge for the Champions League spots, Youssef En-Nesyri is a player we should be all over.
Now is the time for West Ham to make some real progress. Whether the board are ready for that, however, is debatable.