West Ham United is the most likely destination for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri despite alleged interest from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Dortmund, as reported by La Razon.
It’s amazing to think that, before this season, the Morocco international had never scored more than 11 goals in a campaign.
Because, in 2020/21, En-Nesyri has doubled his previous best, taking his tally to 22 with the winning goal in Sevilla’s 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad at the weekend.
It was the sort of predatory finish the former Leganes ace has made his trademark in recent months, thrashing home from close range after reacting brilliantly to a loose ball.
In February, 90Min suggested some of the biggest clubs in European football, including Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, are admirers of En-Nesyri.
But, while West Ham may have failed with a £22 million bid during the January transfer window, La Razon believes the London Stadium remains the most likely destination for one of the most in-form attackers in Spanish football.
Sevilla are expected to demand £35 million for their star man, however, and it remains to be seen whether West Ham are willing to raise their initial offer so substantially (Guardian).
After all, En-Nesyri has yet to prove himself over a sustained period.
Is this season the breakthrough campaign of an elite-level centre-forward or an elongated purple patch?
West Ham will have to pay a pretty penny to find out.