Report: Arsenal make offer to sign Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri

Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal celebrates after his team score their sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October...

Youssef En-Nesyri scored nine times in his debut La Liga season but could he make a similar impact in the Premier League with Unai Emery's Arsenal?

CD Leganes's Youssef En-Nesyri celebrates goal during La Liga match between CD Leganes and Real Betis Balompie at Butarque Stadium in Madrid, Spain. February 10, 2019.

Arsenal have made a ‘formal offer’ to sign Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri, according to Assahifa, with the Moroccan international understood to be giving serious consideration to walking away from his La Liga employers.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a fine debut campaign with Leganes in 2018/19 after joining the club for a record £5.2 million last summer.


En-Nesyri, who scored a bullet header as Morocco claimed a creditable draw against Spain in last summer’s World Cup, found the net 11 times for Leganes last season. He also became the first player to score a hat-trick for The Cucumber Growers in the Spanish top flight, single-handedly destroying Real Betis back in February.

And Assahifa reports that En-Nesyri could be in line for a shock move to Arsenal, though Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are both expressing an interest too. Betis, who were on the wrong end of his history-making treble, have also offered around £9 million for his signature.

Morocco's forward Youssef En-Nesyri (TOP) heads the ball to score a goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Spain and Morocco at the Kaliningrad Stadium in...

Arsenal will have to work on a limited budget this summer with Goal claiming that they have just £45 million to spend after missing out on Champions League football.

So En-Nesyri is the kind of promising, affordable player that the Gunners will have to prioritise.

Youssef En Nesyri of Leganes during the La Liga Santander  match between Leganes v Real Betis Sevilla at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on February 10, 2019 in Madrid Spain

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