David Moyes has earned the “trust” of the West Ham board and it’s no surprise to see the club linked with a £22million move for Youssef En-Nesyri.
That is according to 106-goal former Premier League striker Darren Bent, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Hammers were knocked back in their pursuit of Sevilla ace En-Nesyri.
It looks like the Moroccan centre-forward will be staying in Spain, at least until the end of the season after Seville-based newspaper Estadio Deportivo quoted the 23-year-old as saying: “I want to finish the year here.”
En-Nesyri has scored 16 goals in 27 appearances in 2020-21, netting a hat-trick against Cadiz on Saturday evening.
And that West Ham are being touted as a possible destination for the striker is a testament to how far they have come under Moyes, says Bent.
He told Football Insider: “West Ham are obviously trying to do it their way. With the Soucek and Bowen signings, they’re certainly doing it David Moyes’ way.
“It’s nice to see them linked with players with great pedigree, great goalscoring records. David Moyes has obviously identified him as a player that can succeed there.
“If you look at the table, I think he’s earned that trust. He’s gone in there, completely turned them around and got them playing some good stuff.”
West Ham are currently unbeaten in seven across all competitions.
In the league, Moyes’ side are in 7th place just two points outside the Champions League places.