Youssef En-Nesyri set a new record in the Spanish league on Wednesday April 21. By scoring his 17th goal of the season with Sevilla FC, the Andalusian striker overtakes Youssef El Arabi becomes the top Moroccan scorer in La Liga history.
Youssef En-Nesyri became La Liga’s most successful Moroccan player after his goal in Sevilla’s 1-0 win over Levante. It is also his 17th in the league, placing him in the top 5 for all-time scorers this season.
The Moroccan international thus breaks the record previously set by Yousseg El Arabi of 16 goals scored during the 2015-16 season in Granada.
After a scoreless first half, the Atlas Lions forward scored the crucial goal that separated the two teams in the 53rd minute as Julen Lopetegui’s side left Estadio Ciudad de Valencia with the three points.
⚽️ 16 – El-Arabi (15/16)
⚽️ 17 – EN-NESYRI (20/21)
– LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) April 21, 2021
The win, meanwhile, was Sevilla’s third consecutive away win in La Liga and it propelled them to third in the table, tied at 67 points with second-placed Real Madrid, although Los Blancos have a game. in hand.
“There are a lot of goals, this year I won’t count them because the most important thing is to give victory to the team”, En-Nesyri told the club website.
The 23-year-old will aim to continue his impressive run in front of goal and also help Sevilla extend their seven-game unbeaten streak when they host Granada at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for their next La Liga fixture on Sunday.
The performances of the former Leganés drew the attention of the biggest clubs in Europe. Manchester United, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have already expressed their desire to sign the Moroccan this summer.
A new contender has joined the race, it is Juventus de Turin. According to the information of The Guardian, the Old Lady sees En-Nesyri as a nice addition to the attack led by Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala and could put on the table the asking price for the Moroccan, namely more than 50 million euros.
However, Sevilla are under no financial pressure to sell En-Nesyri, under contract to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan until 2025, but could sell him if they receive more than € 46million. In this way, it would become the highest sale in the history of Seville.
En-Nesyri joined Sevilla from CD Leganés last summer and proved to be an instant hit at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.