In a bid to bolster their attacking prowess, West Ham United is currently deep in negotiations with Sevilla over the potential signing of Youssef En-Nesyri, an exclusive report from 90min has revealed.
The London club’s search for offensive reinforcements comes in the wake of Gianluca Scamacca’s departure to Atalanta.
Their efforts to secure Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus hit a roadblock, as the Dutch club’s escalated valuation of Kudus complicates the potential deal.
This valuation, now set at a minimum of £45 million, has piqued the interest of other English clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Brighton.
Despite the challenges with the Kudus deal, West Ham remains committed to the pursuit and aims to finalize the transfer in the coming week.
Concurrently, the club’s attention has turned towards Youssef En-Nesyri, a long-term target. With Michail Antonio, Danny Ings, and youngster Divin Mubama as their current striking options, West Ham is eager to secure additional firepower.
En-Nesyri’s impressive record of 18 goals across various competitions last season has reignited West Ham’s interest in the player.
Talks with Sevilla are already underway, with the Spanish side valuing En-Nesyri at approximately €40 million (£35 million). Given West Ham’s willingness to exceed this sum for Kudus, negotiations are progressing.
En-Nesyri, who initially caught West Ham’s eye in 2021, could finally make his move to the Premier League. The Moroccan international’s striking prowess has been well-established during his time at Sevilla, with his most notable season yielding 18 La Liga goals and a total of 24 across all competitions.
As West Ham works to finalize its attacking reinforcements, the club has already secured the services of James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez this summer.
In a thrilling victory over Chelsea, James Ward-Prowse played a pivotal role, with Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio, and Lucas Paqueta contributing to the team’s success.
Amidst these positive developments, Lucas Paqueta’s potential breach of betting regulations is under investigation by the Football Association.