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Hammers striker hopes could be dashed

Sevilla manager Julian Lopetegui has said that he will block any potential move away for star striker Youssef En-Nesyri, even if a club meets his £35m price-tag. The Moroccan striker has also expressed he would like to stay with the La Liga club. The update was run in Spanish paper Marca who has good connections with Sevilla.

Yesterday it was claimed that West Ham was preparing a second offer worth around £32m for Youssef En-Nesyri after failing with their opening bid.

The Hammers failed with an initial bid of £22.5m rising to £27m with add-ons for the Morocco striker last weekend.

The Daily Star claimed the Hammers are willing to go back in with an improved offer of £25m rising to around £32m if the player hits certain performance targets with West Ham claims the tabloid.  En-Nesyri, who scored against Alaves week has bagged 13 goals in 26 games this season.

En-Nesyri joined Sevilla for £18m from fellow La Liga side Leganes only 12 months ago and he has scored 19 goals in 52 appearances.

He signed a five-and-a-half-year deal back then but that has not put the Hammers off in their pursuit of the Morocco international.

The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at Malaga before leaving for Leganes in the summer of 2018.

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6 comments on “Hammers striker hopes could be dashed

  1. If the club manager doesn’t want to sell and the player doesn’t want to leave, stop wasting time and effort.

  2. Imho, he isn’t coming to us even if we do have a bid accepted, he is playing in the Champions League and one of the top leagues in the World, we are doing well but cannot offer a realistic guarantee of regular football in the top competitions. This is a waste of time, if we are to go for players with CL pedigree look to other leagues, focus on targets we can realistically attract, the kid Hlozek from Sparta Prague for example, if Soucek is right about him that he will be the best striker in Europe lets see, certainly from youtube clips he looks special, he is also injured which should make it easier, we can try a loan to buy deal based on him recovering fully.

  3. The aim is back up to Antonio isn’t it? Needs to decent but one for the future. Given all Moyes and now Pearce talk about Antonio being crucial to us – no top striker will join as back up.

    • That’s a good point Ridders, Moyes is playing one up front, unless he is going to change our style drop a midfielder and play with two forwards, why would any striker think it is a good option to join.

  4. Got to disagree, any player has a chance of getting in the team if they play well enough..no place is guaranteed..mick mite be first choice but he csnt play every game and he will have lulls in his game..look at diop who can’t get in the team again…personally we need 2 forwards imo because we wanted one when we had haller so will be no better off ifcwe buy one ..chance of top 6 and we have one forward in our squad …its pathetic imo ..get it sorted and start putting serious bids in for players we actually have a chance of signing

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