Brighton have submitted a third bid for Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri and are waiting for a response, according to reports in Spain. The 22-year-old joined Leganes from Malaga in the summer of 2018 and bagged nine La Liga goals from 31 outings during his debut season for Los Pepineros.
That tally included a hat-trick against Real Betis in February this year and he seems to have caught the eye of Seagulls boss Graham Potter. AS are reporting that the south-coast outfit initially tabled a 15m euro offer which was rejected by the Spaniards before returning with a proposal to pay 20m euros in two instalments.
That is said to have been rebuffed as well but, determined to land the man capped 26 times by Morocco, Brighton will now look to offer the entire sum in one payment. It remains to be seen if that is accepted by the Estadio Municipal de Butarque club but the man born in Fez was an unused substitute in Leganes 3-0 friendly win over Alcorcon on Wednesday morning.
Whether the decision to keep him on the bench has anything to do with a possible move only time will tell, but it seems as though there may be some brinkmanship going on between the clubs involved.