Liverpool and Manchester United will have to pay up €40 million to sign Sevilla’s attacking star Youssef En-Nesyri this summer.
According to an update from Transfermarketweb, Sevilla have slapped a €40 million price-tag on Youssef En-Nesyri, amid reports linking him with a move away from the club this summer. The attacker is reportedly courted by a number of top clubs across Europe including Liverpool, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund while Juventus and West Ham are also tracking his progress.
After a slow start to his career at Sevilla, En-Nesyri has had a breakthrough campaign in La Liga this season. He has netted 17 goals in just 34 matches, with his productivity in the final third helping Julen Lopetegui’s men emerge as a dark horse for the 2020/21 title race in the Spanish top division.
Liverpool and Manchester United’s interest in the striker, therefore, is hardly surprising as both the club are in search of offensive reinforcements in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Reds, in particular, are in a bit of a dilemma in light of Roberto Firmino’s lack of productivity and his uncertain future at the club, having recently been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United, too, have struggled with Anthony Martial’s inconsistent performances in front of goal. One of their main forwards in Edinson Cavani also has his contract at Old Trafford expire at the end of the season.
En-Nesyri, on that front, appears to be an ideal target, having proven his goalscoring credentials during his time in Spain. His ability to sniff scoring opportunities, coupled with his heading prowess could be useful in the physically astute nature of the Premier League.
The biggest issue for these clubs, however, will be the €40 million price-tag that is indeed quite significant in the current financial climate. Manchester United have already had issues funding move for their other top targets and were even linked with a player plus cash deal involving Donny van de Beek, in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho this summer.
Liverpool, too, may have to rely on player sales, and though the Reds do have cash to burn, reinforcing the defensive unit is currently Jurgen Klopp’s utmost priority – making En-Nesyri an unrealistic option, unless Sevilla do lower their asking price for the Moroccan international this summer.