Youssef En-Nesyri has no plans to leave Sevilla for West Ham United this month after the Premier League outfit failed with a bid for the Morocco international, as reported by Marca.
After a hard-fought 2-1 victory over West Brom on Tuesday night, a result which maintained the club’s best start to a season since 1985/86, David Moyes was as open and honest as ever.
“Do I want a top striker? I certainly do, I really do,” said the Scot, via Football London.
The January transfer window is always pretty challenging and, in this COVID-afflicted environment, striking a deal for a new number nine is more difficult than ever.
West Ham are no closer to finding a Sebastien Haller replacement despite links with Graziano Pelle, Josh King, Abdallah Sima, Gaetan Laborde, Olivier Giroud and more.
The Londoners also failed with a £22.5 million offer for En-Nesyri, according to the Guardian. Sevilla would only consider selling their top scorer if they receive an offer in the region of £35 million.
According to Marca, the Europa League winners are safe in the knowledge that En-Nesyri is hardly pushing for a move.
The 23-year-old only arrived 12 months ago from Leganes and has little interest in jumping ship so soon.
Like Jules Kounde, the gifted centre-half who snubbed a summer move to Manchester City, En-Nesyri believes he would be better off staying and honing his talents at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Marca claims that, before En-Nesyri scored his 14th goal of the season in the 2-1 Copa del Rey victory over Almeria, coach Julen Lopetegui also ruled out the imminent departure of his in-form striker.