West Ham United have upped their bid for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri to €40m, to match the Spanish club’s demands.
That’s according to La Razon, who say the Hammers are willing to pay the big demands from Seville for the player.
The Hammers interest in En-Nesyri has emerged this week, with reports that they have already seen a €30m bid rejected.
It was quickly explained in Spain that Sevilla weren’t keen on selling En-Nesyri this month, with some believing it would be prudent to wait and receive better offers in future.
However, there are also those at the club, including director of football Monchi, who can see the value in selling this month as they attempt to balance the books.
Thus, it was revealed that the La Liga side would demand as much as €40m for their player, although it was unclear whether West Ham would go that high.
Initially, it appeared that they would not, with claims they had instead turned their attention elsewhere before the Spanish press insisted that was not the case.
La Razon continue that here by stating that West Ham ‘have raised their offer to €40m’, which is the figure Sevilla have ‘requested’ for En-Nesyri.
Now, there is no mention of whether this is €40m upfront or an initial bid with bonuses added on, but it is very likely to be the latter.
As yet, Sevilla’s response to the new bid hasn’t been mentioned either, but it’s clear this story is developing quickly, and West Ham aren’t about to give up their interest in En-Nesyri without a fight first.