Sevilla will ask for € 45million (£ 38.5million) for Arsenal and West Ham target Youssef En-Nesyri in January, according to reports.
The two Premier League teams are looking for offensive reinforcements, but for different reasons. Arsenal rely heavily on aging stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front.
So it’s no surprise that they are looking for long-term substitutes who will provide a similar number of goals.
West Ham, meanwhile, has only one senior striker in Michel antonio on their books. They sold the £ 45million Sebastien Haller flop to Ajax earlier this year and have yet to bring in anyone else.
David Moyes’ team tried to land En-Nesyri earlier this year, but their offer was turned down.
According to the Spanish point of sale Mundo Deportivo (Going through Sports witness), Sevilla will only accept offers worth £ 38.5million or more in the next transfer window.
They will justify the 24-year-old’s award by referring to his goalscoring record. He scored 18 impressive La Liga goals in 2020-21 and Sevilla now consider him a ‘premium’ striker.
The club are supposed to be “calm” about the situation, as such fees would help them find a good replacement.
The report mentions one way to speed up a transfer. Rafa Mir arrived at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on August 20 to challenge En-Nesyri.
If the ex-Wolves man can dethrone his new teammate then Arsenal or Western ham would have a better chance of moving forward.
En-Nesyri initially joined Sevilla from Leganes in January 2020 for a fee of € 20million (£ 17.1million). He has since scored 32 goals in 84 appearances for La Liga in all competitions.
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Ex-Arsenal man makes comparison with whites
Former Arsenal defender William Gallas struggles to understand the price of Ben White.
The England defender, 23, joined Arsenal from Brighton for £ 50million in July.
He has played three times for the Gunners so far, but has yet to show his true quality in defense.
Comparing White to Man Utd signatory Raphael Varane, Gallas said: “It’s hard for me to understand why Arsenal have spent £ 50million on a player who has yet to prove himself at the highest level.
“At the same time, Manchester United can spend around £ 40million on Varane, who has won the World Cup and won four Champions League titles.
“He won the Spanish championship. You have to explain to me how it is possible. Part of it may be because Ben White is English.
“Look, Varane is a different class player compared to Ben White.
“Ben White is still young. Like I said, He hasn’t proved nothing yet. How can you put a £ 50million price tag on him, you know?
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