West Ham United were in need of a new striker in the winter market after allowing Sébastien Haller join Ajax in the same window.
The Hammers couldn’t get a deal over the line and then decided to wait until the end of the season to bring in a new No.9.
David Moyes’ side looked at Youssef En-Nesyri and even made an offer for the 23-year-old in January. However, neither the player nor his club, Sevilla, were ready to do business in the mid-season window.
The Morocco international has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season and is one of the most impressive strikers in Spain and Europe.
This is highlighted in today’s edition of AS, ahead of Julen Lopetegui’s side clash against Atlético Madrid on Sunday.
The newspaper points out En-Nesyri has failed to score against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético, and this is ‘one of the thorns stuck’ in the striker.
The weekend clash will provide him an opportunity to score a goal against a side challenging for the title.
West Ham’s failed attempt is discussed and AS further add the Premier League side ‘will return to charge’ for the attacker in the summer.
That’s about the only information mentioned about the London club, and there isn’t any indication to suggest if either En-Nesyri and Sevilla would be interested to do business in the next market.