In a recent report, AS mentioned that West Ham United launched a move for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri. It has been claimed that the Hammers made an offer to sign the Morocco international during the January transfer window.
En-Nesyri’s Recent Form In Spanish Football
The 25-year-old is having another impressive campaign at the Andalusian club after producing a series of productive performances as the spearhead of their attack. En-Nesyri has found the back of the net on 12 occasions in 30 matches for Sevilla this season across multiple competitions.
The Moroccan sensation has only managed to average 1.8 shots, 0.2 key passes and 0.1 dribbles per game in La Liga. He has also been sloppy with his ball distribution as he has made just 66.4% of his attempted passes in the Spanish top tier (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Sevilla is set to run out in the summer of 2025. The Andalusian club is currently in danger of being relegated from La Liga which could open the door for the Hammers to sign En-Nesyri in the future.
Should West Ham United Boss David Moyes Go Back For En-Nesyri?
En-Nesyri has proven his worth as a prolific finisher in front of the opposition goal despite Sevilla’s struggles in La Liga this season. He is proficient at generating space for himself to get a few strikes in at goal and usually shoots the ball with power and accuracy. Standing at 1.92m, En-Nesyri can use his strong frame to win a few 50-50 aerial duels for his team.
However, the Morocco international has to find a way to improve his link-up play on the attacking end of the field. Plus, he could struggle to adapt to the physical style and high intensity of English football if West Ham manage to land him in the summer.
At the moment, David Moyes is in dire need of adding more firepower to his attack. Therefore, En-Nesyri fits the bill perfectly as he is good enough to rival Michail Antonio for a regular starting spot at the London Stadium over the next few years.
The Sevilla star is primarily a centre-forward but can also fill in as a wide player on either flank if needed. Hence, he will give Moyes more options in attack and could help the Hammers push for European football in the not-too-distant future. Thus, West Ham should think about going back in for En-Nesyri when the transfer window commences later this year.