In a recent report, Marca mentioned that Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri this summer. It has been stated that the Magpies are showing interest in acquiring the services of the Morocco international who wants to leave in this off-season.
En-Nesyri’s Impressive Record In La Liga Last Season
En-Nesyri had a decent campaign at the Andalusian club as he put in several fruitful displays for them in the final third. The Moroccan sensation banged in 18 goals and grabbed two assists in 48 matches for Sevilla last season in various competitions.
The 26-year-old led the line well at times by averaging 1.9 shots and 0.3 key passes per 90 minutes in La Liga football. However, he lacked quality when distributing the ball in the opposition half based on his pass success rate of 65.7% in the Spanish first division (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at the Spanish club will run out in the summer of 2025. However, En-Nesyri’s desire to leave could open the door for Newcastle United to land him in this ongoing transfer window.
Is En-Nesyri A Decent Option For Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe?
En-Nesyri can create a yard of space for himself to get some strikes in on-target. The Morocco international can be a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal when he is playing regularly on the pitch. However, the talented forward needs to work on improving his link-up play on the attacking end of the field if he wants to taste some success in top-flight football.
Still, there is no denying that En-Nesyri would add plenty of firepower to Newcastle boss Eddie Howe‘s attack. He is good enough to offer some healthy competition for Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson at St. James’ Park in the coming seasons.
With all things considered, Howe should focus on getting a deal over the line for En-Nesyri during this summer transfer period. He would be an excellent option for the Tyneside club as he could help them challenge across all fronts over the next few years.
However, there are some question marks over whether he can adapt to the physicality and high intensity of English football if the Magpies manage to sign him before the start of the new campaign.