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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool and Man United Linked with Sevilla Striker

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Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri has impressed this season and is said to be attracting interest from Premier League sides.

UD Almeria v Sevilla - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Even if Jürgen Klopp maintains faith in the current first choice front three and Diogo Jota, with Xherdan Shaqiri’s future uncertain and Divock Origi not having made a positive impact for going on two seasons now, Liverpool likely need to strengthen in attack this summer.

For fans, that probably means dreaming about Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland. Given Liverpool’s history in the transfer market, though, a less well known name might be a more likely option for the club. Perhaps a name like Sevilla’s 23-year-old striker Youssef En-Nesyri.

The young Moroccan international who can also play on the wing has come into his own for the Andalusians this season and currently is fourth top scorer in La Liga with 13 domestic markers in 23 games. He has a further four goals in seven Champions League matches.

And according to 90Minutes, after rejecting a £27M West Ham bid for the player in January, Sevilla will offer the player a new deal in an attempt to ward off additional Premier League interest from Liverpool and Manchester United with both said to be tracking the player.

Currently, En-Nesyri is under contract until 2025 but likely with a relatively modest wage. The player joined Sevilla from Segunda side Leganés last January in a €22M deal and has since shown he has no issues with playing in the faster paced La Liga—or in Europe.

Given the number of players linked with the Reds, of course, it would be foolish to read too much into one tenuous link claiming club interest. Still, on paper En-Nesyri would seem to make for an interesting target, one that would tick a lot of boxes for Liverpool.