West Ham United are prepared to meet Maxi Gomez’s release clause, according to Sky Sports (7/7, 18:32).
The Irons will apparently offer to pay the €50 million (£44.8 million) required to sign the Uruguayan striker in installments.
Gomez has, in recent days, been linked with a move to Valencia, but it would appear the Hammers are now back in the race.
The star enjoyed a fine campaign last season despite Celta’s collective struggles.
In 36 appearances in all competitions, Gomez scored a respectable 13 goals, taking his tally to 31 in 75 for the club.
West Ham may be willing to meet the player’s release clause, but a transfer will not be able to happen unless the payment is made in full to La Liga.
The ball appears to now be in West Ham’s court if Sky are to be believed.
Given the Marko Arnautovic situation, the club should definitely be doing all they can to get Gomez in.
Perhaps they can fund the full payment by securing the Austrian’s sale.
talkSPORT reported earlier this week that the Hammers had struck a £25 million deal with Shanghai SIPG, which would surely make a full payment feasible.
Gomez has a lot of promise, and £44.8 million could land the club a genuinely great striker for the long-term.