The Hammers are believed to be eager to bring in a new centre-forward this winter and have turned their attention to long-term target En-Nesyri once again.
West Ham transfer news – En-Nesyri
A recent report from the Daily Mail has claimed that West Ham have made a fresh approach for the 25-year-old having failed to secure his signature in the summer of 2021.
It’s believed that the east London outfit are keen to bring in the Morocco international on a six-month loan deal that includes the option to buy him for between £20 million and £25 million at the end of the current campaign.
However, prising En-Nesryi away from the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium may prove to be a difficult task as he recently admitted that he just wants to ‘focus’ on helping Sevilla out at this moment in time.
“Right now, I want to focus on Sevilla,” said the 6 foot 2 ace. “It isn’t about money. It’s a sporting matter, wanting to help the team in the worst moments.”
What has Crook said about En-Nesyri?
TalkSPORT have revealed that West Ham forward Michail Antonio is on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ list of targets for January.
And Crook has told GMS that although Sevilla are ‘open’ to letting En-Nesyri depart on a temporary basis, he has doubts over how keen the player is to join David Moyes’ charges.
He said: “En-Nesyri was on their list last summer. I think Sevilla are open to letting him go out on loan at the moment. I’m not sure the player is as keen to make the move, but they’re working on that one.”
Would En-Nesyri be a good signing?
En-Nesyri was one of the hottest properties in La Liga during 2020/21 when he found the back of the net on 24 occasions in 52 outings, with six of those strikes coming in the Champions League.
However, the target man has only found the back of the net on ten occasions in his subsequent 47 outings for Sevilla since the beginning of 2021/22.
En-Nesyri shone for Morocco at the World Cup, though, bagging crucial strikes against both Canada and Portugal as his nation reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time in their history.
If Moyes can entice him to the London Stadium and coax the best form out of him, then En-Nesyri could be a very valuable asset for West Ham to call upon.