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West Ham could sign Youssef En-Nesyri for £30m this summer

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West Ham could complete the signing of Sevilla attacker Youssef En-Nesyri this summer if they are willing to pay £30m for his signature, a fresh transfer rumour has claimed.

A new striker feels like a must for the Hammers in the summer transfer window, with Michail Antonio an ageing player who isn’t the force he used to be.

The 34-year-old is out of contract at the London Stadium at the end of this season, and it seems likely that West Ham will allow him to move on after nine years at the club.

Incoming manager Julen Lopetegui will no doubt be keen to add to his attack, as well as retaining the services of Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen, and En-Nesyri could emerge as a potential summer target.

According to a new report from Football Insider, West Ham will need to stump up as much as £30m to get their man in the coming weeks and months, having looked to sign him in the past:

“West Ham would have to pay about £30million if they want to sign Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri this summer, sources have told Football Insider.

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“West Ham have made attempts to sign the 26-year-old in previous windows after he’s impressed during his time with the Spanish club.”

En-Nesyri could be an ideal replacement for Antonio ahead of next season, assuming West Ham feel that he is worth the amount that Sevilla are demanding.

This season, the 26-year-old has scored 15 goals in 25 starts in La Liga, as well as netting twice in the Champions League, so he has proven pedigree in one of the best leagues in the world.

En-Nesyri’s current deal expires in the summer of 2025, meaning this is the last time that Sevilla will be able to get good money for him, which could at least put West Ham in a relatively strong barganing position when it comes to snapping him up.

At 26, the 71-cap and 20-goal Morocco international is right in the sweet spot of his career, being hugely experienced at a high level, but also still having a number of good years at the top.

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