West Ham allegedly will be scouting Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri at the Africa Cup of Nations.
That’s according to a report from The Evening Standard.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium before the January transfer window slams shut.
One name who has been consistently linked with a move to West Ham over the past 12 months is Sevilla hitman Youssef En-Nesyri.
And it seems as though the East London outfit are still monitoring the Morocco international.
West Ham to scout Sevilla ace Youssef En-Nesyri
The Evening Standard reckon that Hammers scouts will be keeping a close eye on the Sevilla striker during the Africa Cup of Nations.
We think that the Moroccan would be an exceptional addition for West Ham.
He has been described as a ‘brilliant striker’ by well-renowned football website Sport Mob.
The 24-year-old bagged 24 goals in 53 games for Sevilla last season. This term, he’s racked up three goals and two assists in 10 games (Transfermarkt).
En-Nesyri has everything that David Moyes looks for in a striker. He is lively, quick and has great mobility and movement. The Sevilla ace is pretty good in the air as well. In short, he is a complete striker.
The Morocco could cost up to £40 million this month (La Razon). That’s an awful lot of money for the Hammers to be splashing out on one player.
If we want to make genuine progress and keep up with the big boys though, that’s the kind of money we need to be spending on players.
West Ham manager Moyes absolutely has to get his transfer business 100% spot on this month.
We have a genuine chance to make a big splash in the Premier League and in Europe this season.
And the addition of a couple of top-class signings will be absolutely vital to our hopes of achieving any kind of real success.
Spending £40 million on En-Nesyri would certainly be a big statement from the Hammers.
En-Nesyri would certainly be worth it. Whether the West Ham owners are prepared to back Moyes to the hilt in the January transfer window though, remains to be seen.