West Ham had an offer of £ 29 million accepted by Celta Vigo for striker Maxi Gomez, Sky Sports News reports.
It is also recognized that Valencia had accepted the same offer from its competitors in La Liga, which involves add-ons. Since last summer, the 22-year-old has been a target for the Hammers, and extensive talks also took place in January, but the Spanish club wanted to meet with his £ 43.3 m release clause.
“If Maxi Gomez chooses West Ham then they really a force to be reckoned with. Fornals, Lanzini, Rice, Arnie, Diop, Gomez. Some serious players in that side under a top coach. It pains me to speak so highly of West Ham, But finally, they’re spending money wisely on top quality” – @SeanWalkerSport
“United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are truly finished. Even West Ham are showing more ambitions than them at the moment. They’ve already signed Fornals, and they are now working on Maxi Gomez. Bloody hell.” – @RealTalkMCFC
Manuel Pellegrini rekindled his interest this summer and is moving closer to making Gomez his fourth summer signing, having already finished the captures of Villarreal’s midfielder attacker Pablo Fornals and two goalkeepers; David Martin and Roberto Gago.
Shortly after launching a £ 13 m bid for Eibar’s defensive midfielder Joan Jordan, West Ham could also complete a fifth signing-and fourth from Spain. The east London club has also been bidding for the Lorient and France U20 forward Alexis Claude-Maurice and holding talks over a potential deal for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson.
They had tried to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona, but it is understood that he would prefer a move back to Everton, while the Hammers are also one of the clubs keen on a permanent deal for Nathaniel Clyne.