West Ham United are planning to make a new bid for Youssef En-Nesyri, with the Daily Star reporting that the Hammers are expecting to offer up to £32 million for the striker.
David Moyes is still searching for Sebastien Haller’s replacement at the London Stadium. And it appears that En-Nesyri is a key target for the Irons.
According to a report from the Daily Star, West Ham have already seen a bid rejected. They apparently offered £22.5 million up front, with the fee potentially rising to £27 million.
Sevilla snubbed that bid. And it appears that they may have a similar view of West Ham’s next offer. According to the Star, the La Liga side want £35 million for the 23-year-old.
The Hammers are planning to offer an initial £25 million with up to £7 million in add-ons. However, that is unlikely to tempt Julen Lopetegui to sell the Morocco international.
It will be interesting to see how West Ham respond should their second bid get turned down. Their overall offer would not be far away from Sevilla’s asking price.
However, the up front fee is clearly not appealing to the Europa League holders. So that may have to rise significantly if the Hammers hope to have more luck in future.
It would be a major disappointment if West Ham let the window close without getting a striker in. Given that they are already willing to commit to spending up to £32 million on En-Nesyri, they should surely think about whether they now need to move a step closer to meeting his asking price.