The Hammers have been handed some encouragement in their hunt for a brand new striker this summer. This comes from the news that both Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri, who West Ham have been linked with for a considerable amount of time, as well as Braga forward Simon Banza, are both interested in making switches to the London Stadium according to GIVEMESPORT sources.

With West Ham having confirmed three summer signings so far, the free transfer of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, the £25 million signing of young Brazilian midfielder Luis Guilherme, as well as the reported £40 million deal for Max Kilman, with the ex Wolves skipper’s signing being announced on Saturday, Julen Lopetegui is still in the market for further signing as he looks to bolster his West Ham squad.

Based on the news reported by GIVEMESPORT, regarding both En-Nesyri and Banza, this could potentially prompt West Ham to make formal offers for the pair in the next few weeks.

Over recent years, the Hammers have mainly relied on Michail Antonio up front. The 34 year old is vastly experienced, has made over 300 appearances in claret and blue, scoring 82 goals in his time at the club to date. New head coach Julen Lopetegui, however, is seeking to bring in brand new competition in the forward area before the 24/25 season gets underway.

Sources have informed GIVEMESPORT that Moroccan striker En-Nesyri is open to a new challenge. His club, Sevilla, are said to be looking for around £21 million to allow the 27 year old to leave. Braga forward Banza is said to be tempted by the idea of testing his abilities in the Premier League. The Hammers, according to GIVEMESPORT, have reportedly received positive feedback regarding En-Nesyri. It has been suggested that the Moroccan would join if a deal was to be agreed and he is open to making the switch to East London.

Simon Banza could prove to be more expensive than En-Nesyri. The Democratic Republic of Congo international has a £34 million release clause in his contract. Banza had an outstanding 23/24 season, scoring 23 goals and registering 5 assists in 41 appearances for Braga. His current contract at Portuguese side Braga runs till 2027 meaning negotiations could be complicated and lengthy. Banza may not be looking for a lucrative weekly wage if the Hammers were to agree a deal, the 27 year old currently earns less than £16,000 per week.