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West Ham could go back in for Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham United could be set to reignite their interest in a long-standing forward target…

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According to reports in Spain (via Sport Witness), David Moyes made several unsuccessful attempts to acquire the services of Youssef En-Nesyri back in 2021.

Despite knocking them all back, Sevilla are now willing to sell, with the Morocco international reportedly willing to accept a move in January.

Should he excel in the coming World Cup, he would extend his number of suitors that currently sits at just a ‘good lineup’ at the moment. The Irons will surely be included given their emergence throughout the report.

Scamacca alternative

Although En-Nesyri has endured a poor start to the season, the 25-year-old still boasts two goals in just four Champions League games this term.

He has shown his goalscoring prowess in the past, however, and despite having yet to recapture it, his 24-goal campaign during the 2020/21 season still clearly remains fresh in the memory.

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It must be the driving factor towards Moyes’ continued pursuit, with his thinking likely being that with the presence of Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio, there would be far less pressure on the Sevilla striker who has faltered for form ever since.

Also, with the six-foot-three marksman poised to spearhead his country at Qatar, there is hope that he can build upon his 14 international goals in 49 caps.

Former Arsenal hitman Kevin Campbell has been vocal in his praise for En-Nesyri in the past, as he lauded him with the following praise: “Good player, really good. For me, he would definitely come in and carry a threat.

“I will tell you that much. He will carry a threat top end of the pitch. He has good size, speed, knows where the goal is, he is skilful.”

Boasting the varied skillset mentioned by Campbell, the left-footed wizard ranks in the top 8% for interceptions and the top 14% for total shots of forwards in Europe’s big five leagues over the last 365 days.

He clearly boasts the tactical proficiency and physical assets to lead an effective press too, and could likely help enhance West Ham’s underperforming Italian alongside Antonio.

With vast Champions League experience too and soon to have even more World Cup appearances under his belt, he would move to east London full of experience and with a devilish potential just waiting to be unleashed.

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