West Ham United could renew their interest in Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri, having been heavily linked with the player over the past year.
What is the word?
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist Paul Brown suggested the Hammers would still be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old as part of their current striker search, although a big offer seems unlikely due to the recent decline in form of the Moroccan.
Will West Ham finally land at En-Nesyri?
The transfer insider said: “I’m pretty sure he’s still on their radar. They had a pretty big offer turned down for him at one point when it looked like he was their likeliest option for that window.
“Since then, her forms have veered off a cliff a bit. He hasn’t had a great season, and it would be a surprise if West Ham made a big offer for him now.
The east Londoners are believed to be considering a move this summer after seeing a £27m offer rejected in January – below the Spanish side’s £40m valuation – with their interest rising to January 2021.
Moyes’ own Giroud
As Brown alluded to, the former Leganes man endured a difficult last campaign in Spain, scoring just five league goals and providing just one assist in 23 games for the La Liga outfit.
Prior to that, however, the 48-cap marksman had scored 24 goals in all competitions during what has been a genuine standout campaign in the 2020/21 season, including scoring six times in just eight games Champions League for the Andalusian team.
This “prolific” The form – as described by journalist Muhammad Butt – has unsurprisingly caught the attention of those at the London stadium, with the £45,000-a-week man seemingly the character who can finally end their woes from before -center.
Despite reports that manager David Moyes won’t break the bank for a new number nine, the continued void left by the departure of a newly rejuvenated Sebastian Haller 18 months ago has placed too heavy a burden on Michail Antonio, with seemingly vital additional competition. before the next term.
The former Manchester United boss could potentially have his doubts about En-Nesyri’s lack of Premier League experience, although according to FBref the former Malaga man shares a number of stylistic and statistical similarities with a man who does it – Olivier Giroud.
The current AC Milan champions spent nine years in English football before moving to Italy last summer, scoring 144 goals and providing 55 assists in 372 games in all competitions across spells at London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, including winning the FA Cup four times. during this time.
The 2018 World Cup winner – who is currently France’s second top scorer with 48 goals in 112 caps – has dazzled with his repertoire of fine finishes throughout his career, producing a catalog of goals that would make the envy of anyone in Europe. .
Potentially finding a comparable figure to En-Nesyri – who is also left-handed like the veteran ace – will no doubt be a huge source of excitement for Hammers supporters and the club itself, with the Irons apparently in need of a deadly leader. man who knows where the goal is.
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