West Ham are battling Liverpool and three other clubs for the services of Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri in the summer, according to 90min.
The report states the Hammers will also have to shake off interest from Manchester United, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund if they are to seal a deal for the 23-year-old Moroccan.
There’s also another angle to factor into the conversation. En-Nesyri is reportedly close to signing a new contract at Sevilla, which would make an approach from any club unlikely.
Since Sebastien Haller left the club in January, David Moyes has mainly used Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio in the number nine role.
Antonio has been the sole striker in West Ham’s last couple of matches and has scored six league goals this season.
However, Bowen seems more comfortable in his natural wide-midfield role, leaving the Hammers woefully short of options up top.
After a painstaking yet fruitless search during the winter window, with En-Nesyri among a huge number of strikers linked with West Ham, the Morocco international looks like the striker Moyes has been looking for. On paper at least.
The 23-year-old has led the line for Sevilla in the Champions League as well as La Liga.
En-Nesyri – scoring in Spain
En-Nesyri has scored 13 goals in 23 La Liga appearances for Sevilla, with the 23-year-old obviously focusing on the goal as he has failed to register an assist.
The Moroccan also has an impressive tally in Europe’s most prestigious club contest, scoring four goals in seven Champions League outings.
En-Nesyri has spent his entire senior career in Spain after leaving Morocco-based Mohammed VI Football Academy in 2015 to join Malaga’s U19 set-up.
En-Nesyri only scored five goals in 41 appearances for Malaga but went on to have a much more successful career at CD Leganes.
The striker didn’t break records but scored 15 goals in 53 outings.
En-Nesyri is now attracting interest from Europe’s elite and is going to be much talked about for the rest of the season – unless he signs that new contract at Sevilla, of course.
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