West Ham would be taking a “massive risk” if they signed Sevilla centre-forward Youssef En-Nesyri.
That is the view of La Liga TV pundit and former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect of the 23-year-old moving to the London Stadium this month.
The Athletic report that the Hammers are in talks with Sevilla over a permanent deal for the striker and have had an opening offer of £22.5million plus £4.5million in add-ons rejected by the La Liga club.
En-Nesyri has been one of the standout performers in Spain this season, his 26 appearances across all competitions have yielded 13 goals.
Irons boss David Moyes wants to sign a new striker before next Sunday’s transfer deadline after Sebastien Haller departed for Ajax in a £20million deal earlier this month.
However, Campbell, who jets off to Spain every week to deliver his expert opinion on La Liga, fears En-Nesyri may struggle in the Premier League if signed.
“The Premier League is totally different to La Liga,” he told Football Insider. “That is the problem.
“It’s a different ball game with the physicality and the speed of the game. Do not get me wrong, we have seen players come to England and take to it like a duck to water but we have also seen many come over and struggle. You are taking a risk no matter what.
“West Ham obviously need another striker, they need another player who can put the ball away. They are alright for the minute but they need someone long-term.
“Whichever way you look at En-Nesyri, it is a massive risk.”