Pablo Fornals is reported to be trying to woo a former team-mate Youssef En-Nesyri, to join West Ham, according to a report from Estadio Deportivo.
The striker was of course the top winter target for David Moyes but was reportedly said to be uncertain despite it being widely known that he is keen to join the Premier League.
Since then however Sevilla are moving to offer him a new deal despite him having a five year contract which keeps him on board until 2025.
However, like all deals there will inevitably be escape and/or buy out clauses involved which would allow us to remain in with a chance.
Fornals is reported today as being ready to do what he can to make the deal happen – knowing the player well from their time at Malaga, when they made their way through the youth squads together.
It’s good to know that he remains on the radar and that like Tomas Soucek before him, the Hammers have a player who could be a secret weapon in helping the Irons clinch a deal.
Youssef would be an exceptional signing for the Hammers.
The 23-year-old has scored 17 goals in 34 games for Sevilla this season (Transfermarkt).
He is a very energetic, lively player and at the age of 23 will be a perfect fit for West Ham.
La Razon claims that Sevilla will demand around £35 million for the striker in the summer.
It’s up to the board now to see if they’re willing to dish out that kind of money for En-Nesyri although post (hopefully) pandemic the fee is bound to fall.