Youssef En-Nesyri will not be signing for West Ham during the current transfer window, according to the player himself.
The striker scored a hat-trick for Sevilla on Saturday as they beat Cadiz, and it was the end of a big week for the player. He’s been the subject of serious West Ham interest in recent days, as David Moyes looks to add a striker to his Hammers squad.
Claims of an offer started a few days ago, and Spanish reports suggested there was disagreement at Sevilla about what to do should West Ham return with something around €40m.
There’s been a belief that a similar fee, or potentially more, can be achieved in the summer window, so Sevilla would gain little by selling such an important player now.
Estadio Deportivo quote En-Nesyri as saying: “For now I’m staying at Sevilla, I’m going nowhere, I want to finish the year here, it’s a great club and I want to be here.”
That would appear to kill West Ham’s transfer hopes, given Sevilla would find it very difficult to justify forcing an in-form player, who has made it clear he wants to stay, out during the January window.