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Fenerbahce steam in on Hammers Striker target

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Depending on who you believe and which sources you monitor, consistent claims for – oh about two years and four windows have claimed we are hot on the trail of Moroccan striker Youssef En-Nesyri. Apparently one of the names presented by Lopetegui during his interview at London Stadium as being one of his targets, En-Nesyri has been reported as being very pro a move to West Ham this summer.

The 27 year-old  Seville striker has been a regular mention in pretty much every fan site and ‘in the know’ for years now and  especially in the last few weeks there is hardly a day go by without ‘excitement’ growing that we were about to bid for the £20 million plus (Transfermarkt.com)  rated Antonio upgrade

However according to sports journalist Rudi Galetti – who has picked up on a number of Premier League deals in the last few days – there’s a new development with the possibility of En Nesyri heading off in an entirely new direction.  And it is all due, apparently, to the pull of Jose Mourinho in his new role.

As Head Coach, or Manager, Supremo or whatever his job is labelled, Mourinho was appointed last month to the role at Turkish club Fenerbahce and apparently wasted no time getting down to business. A phone call he made direct to the Moroccan striker was well received and any day now, according to Galetti on his ‘X’ page, there is a bid due of 15 million euros, just five million shy of Seville’s target of 20 million.

Now that’s about £17 million which would seem a pretty reasonable amount to bring a proven, top quality hit man to our team. Indeed, Spanish publication El Mira (elmira.es) had already reported En-Nesyri was likely London bound having already said his goodbyes to team mates in Spain.

The lure of working with Mourinho was apparently enough following just one phone call to seal the deal: It remains to be seen if the clubs can reach agreement on terms.

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Like everyone else, lifelong WHU fan and season ticket holder in old BMU stand at Upton Park from 2003. Billy Bonds these days with my adult son and impatiently waiting for my Grandson to be old enough to initiate him before his mum grabs him for Man U. All opinions are my own very biased ones.