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.
Following his latest three goals, the player was asked about his future given the interest from West Ham, and he couldn’t have been any clearer about how he sees things.
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.