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En-Nesyri : Just a Rumour Rekindled?

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West Ham United finally parted ways with David Moyes, putting an end to one of the club’s longest-running sagas. Now, another familiar name emerges with the appointment of Julen Lopetegui: Youssef En-Nesyri, a striker who every season seems to be linked with the Hammers.

The 26-year-old Moroccan striker’s contract with Sevilla expires in a year, and neither club nor player seems keen on an extension. This situation makes a transfer highly likely this summer.

With a new manager at the helm, West Ham reportedly remains interested in acquiring En-Nesyri, according to a number of reports. The striker has been a target for the Hammers for several transfer windows.

He does come with questions though. En-Nesyri is a classic number nine, a pure goal poacher who thrives within the penalty area. While his finishing is undeniable, his contributions outside the box are minimal, potentially creating a tactical conundrum.

Under Lopetegui’s guidance, En-Nesyri’s clinical finishing could be a valuable asset for West Ham. However, Lopetegui will need to address the striker’s inconsistency, as evidenced by his mixed record at Sevilla. En-Nesyri’s goalscoring dipped significantly in the 2021/22 season, raising concerns about his reliability.

While En-Nesyri’s goalscoring potential is attractive, questions linger. Can he maintain consistency at West Ham? Will his lack of well-roundedness hinder Lopetegui’s tactics? Do really want just a ” fox in the box” ?

If the transfer does happen (don’t hold your breath), Lopetegui will need to find a way to maximise En-Nesyri’s strengths while mitigating his weaknesses.

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  • Deathblow says:

    Bloody useless player. If he signs for us then it’ll prove this coach has well and truly conned the sleazy slug.
    Top coaches demand players who contribute all over the pitch, not those who come here to earn a fortune, get a luxury apartment thrown in and the London lifestyle, all for doing feck-all.
    We really might as well have stayed with David Moyes if this snake-oil salesman is chasing second-rate mercenaries who would be at huge clubs if they offered more.
    I am laughing so loud at ‘an admirer’ of the aged Antonio!
    Hopefully all this is your twaddle fed from the sleazy slug who is so waiting to blame the fans for all the ills at our club, when we know everything wrong at our club falls on his doorstep and the dame.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    If it is ever to come to fruition it will be under Lopetegui and if anyone can get results from the striker it’s him.

    For counter attacking football he is a good option, more than a fox in the box, he can also link play up and is very good in the air.

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