Sevilla director of football Monchi has confirmed West Ham’s efforts to sign Youssef En-Nesyri did not match their demands.
En-Nesyri was heavily linked with a move to West Ham throughout January, with the Hammers hunting for a new striker after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
David Moyes was specifically keen to sign a player who could add pace to his forward line and En-Nesyri, the current top goalscorer in La Liga, appeared to fit the bill.
After seeing an initial €30m bid rejected it was believed that the Hammers would return with a €40m bid, a price that, according to some reports, could have tempted Sevilla and Monchi into accepting a sale.
Ultimately that never happened, with Sevilla later insisting they had no intention of selling En-Nesyri and the player also adamant that he wanted to remain in Spain until the summer anyway.
Still, the interest from West Ham was there, and Monchi has now detailed their efforts, which he seemingly wasn’t impressed by.
“What they offered us, I am not saying it was ridiculous because it was not, but it did not satisfy our sporting satisfaction, the negotiation lasted one day,” Diario de Sevilla report him saying.
“We were blunt, and there was no second offer.”