West Ham told to pay £25m for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham United could finally get the chance to sign Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri this summer.

The Hammers are long-term admirers of the 27-year-old and have failed in two previous attempts to land his signature.

However, Spanish publication AS claims Sevilla are open to selling En-Nesyri this summer, and West Ham are one of several clubs interested.

En-Nesyri is Sevilla’s most prized asset. The Spanish giants have slapped a £25 million price tag on the Moroccan striker.

They are determined to recoup more than the €20m they paid to secure his services from CD Leganes in January 2020.

En-Nesyri has proven to be a value-for-money acquisition for Sevilla, bagging 73 goals and seven assists in 196 appearances.

He has won two Europa League titles during his three-and-a-half-year stint with the Rojiblancos.

Lopetegui will be the key to signing En-Nesyri

Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are also reportedly interested in signing En-Nesyri, so West Ham must move quickly to close a deal.

Sevilla are desperate to balance their books and would like to sell En-Nesyri before the end of June, which aligns with the Hammers’ drive to complete summer deals early.

With Julen Lopetegui at the helm, West Ham’s chances of signing the Morocco international at the third time of asking have improved significantly.

Lopetegui worked with En-Nesyri at Sevilla and got the most out of the striker, especially during the 2020/21 season, when he scored 18 league goals in 38 games – his best-ever La Liga return.

Villa are also keen on En-Nesyri as Unai Emery wants to provide competition for Ollie Watkins. If West Ham beat the Villans to his signature, it will be a coup for the club.

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