West Ham United ‘look closely’ at Villarreal’s Paco Alcácer, according to

The Hammers must bring in a new striker in the summer after failing to strengthen the same position in the winter market. The need will only increase if they qualify for the European competitions, especially the Champions League.

Alcácer has five goals each in the league and Europa League, and this was sufficient to attract attention from David Moyes’ side.

Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri is still believed to be a target for the London club after they failed to sign him in the last window. Along with the Moroccan, the former Barcelona man’s name has been added to the Premier League side’s target list.

It’s claimed Unai Emery ‘would not be too happy’ to have the 27-year-old ‘snatched’ from him.

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Alcácer has a contract until 2025 and this would make his departure from the La Liga side ‘more complicated’ after this season.

If West Ham want to acquire his services, then they will have to offer an amount that can convince the Yellow Submarines to sanction his sale. According to, Villarreal would be ‘willing to negotiate’ from €25m.

Alcácer has the experience of playing for Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, and the website suggests that would make him a better option that En-Nesyri for West Ham.