Man United closely monitoring €40m-rated La Liga centre-forward

Sevilla are reconsidering their stance on Youssef En-Nesyri. Los Nervionenses had rebuffed West Ham United’s €30m bid for the centre-forward earlier in the new campaign but are now open to cashing in on their star footballer amid interest from Man United and Arsenal.

However, La Liga giants have no intention of selling Morocco international for cheap. In fact, they are holding out for a fee of €42m for the number nine, whose current deal in Seville expires in 2025. Formerly of Leganes, En-Nesyri has enjoyed a stellar spell at Los Nervionenses, especially since the start of the last campaign.

Indeed, Youssef has netted 21 goals in his last 45 games in La Liga, emerging as one of the best number nines in the Spanish top-flight. Unfortunately, though, the 24-year-old striker’s progress has been halted this campaign due to an injury. The Moroccan centre-forward has featured in only 12 minutes of league action post-September.

During the period, La Liga giants have found themselves a perfect alternative, in the form of Rafa Mir, who is currently Los Nervionenses’ top goalscorer this season with five goals.  Nevertheless, the African striker’s early-season struggles have not deterred Man United from eyeing a move for the centre-forward.

He is, after all, likened to Erling Haaland due to a combination of physical prowess and goalscoring ability that should make him a tailor-made fit for the PL. Standing at 1.90m, the former Malaga striker can also be quite useful in the air, making him the perfect target man Man United require once they offload Edinson Cavani.