Celta Vigo admit they cannot prevent Gomez to West Ham


Celta Vigo sources have admitted they can do little about Maxi Gomez joining West Ham if they pay the £44.5m release clause and the player wants to play in the Premier League.

The Spanish club has made lots of noises saying they want to honour the deal they struck with Valencia while trying to distance themselves from Gomez’s agent Jonathan Barnet.

Barnet has insisted Valencia should match the £2.7m commission West Ham are prepared to offer him and tried to address the wage disparity his client would receive in the Premier League compared to La Liga.

Sky Sports this morning say Gomez now prefers a move to West Ham with the broadcaster saying today could be the decision day.

Spanish newspaper Super Deporte says: “Celta is respecting the agreement with Valencia. They know we are not going to negotiate with the English club for Maxi. But we can do little more, we have talked with Valencia, if they pay the clause & Maxi accepts to go to the Premier League, we can’t prevent it”

Yesterday Gomez posted photos on social media of him holidaying and camping in Uruguay.

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  • JRS says:

    I know Pellegrini wants Gomez & I like him. But like was said about Arnie on talksport saying Pellegrini Staff & players didn’t want him to go & Pellegrini only wants players who ewant to be at West Ham & believe in project. Valenica had everything wrapped up & bc Stellar group can say they can get him to come even if he prefers Spain stay… Don’t like it bc if he comes bc agents then isn’t happy is on £100k plus & spent £50m w fee & Agent fee then will take a huge loss if wants to leave or doesn’t work out.
    Rondon could go to China now top right time Arnie out in request we should iof just paid the £16m bc not bad price PL proven well rounded CF.
    Haller at Frankfurt has always been one of my Favs is 6’3 but quick won 7 air duels a game most in Bundesliga next highest was 4. He is tailored made for PL any league #9 meets #10 two footed missed 2 months bc Abdominal issue but still scored 20 goals & 12 assists in 40. Doesn’t shot a lot led then 2 per 90 but makes then count hold up link.up runs channels get in behind. Thought w Jogic they wouldn’t sell especially w Rebic w Suitors too but the Chairman even said all of them coudk go & they have new Serb CF & Goncalias tgt man scored 4 in friendly. So with 2 years Left read tribes says could get btwn £30-40m which wouldn’t be bad even £45-50m he is that good Benzema-Esque just turned 25 not big wages. At this point I’d be all in for him if I was Husillos fly there myself.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Sounds positive I think it would be odd for any football club to effectively turn down an extra £10 – 15 million pounds for a player. Seems like Celta and Valencia are playing a media game to appease the public and increase our offer. I hope this plays out well for us and we can do a deal COYI !!!

    • JRS says:

      Vigo want Santi Mina he is rated 30m by Transfermkt & came from Vigo scored 13 goals last season same as Gomez. They really want him & you replacing a striker is hard & is style suits w Aspas who is tgt man style like Gomez. Plus they get 2 players on loan & around £15m.
      Don’t know if true but just read that Gomez as chosen Valencia tho Thru Spanish media run thru West Ham site.

  • IronMod says:

    Does he want to come to us? if he is interested, great, but if his agent/owner forces him to come, will we get the best from him, or will he be someone looking to move on for more money, maybe to China?

    Alarm bells are starting to ring!!

  • Dom says:

    It’s all pretty messy this. Not something I wanted our club involved in. The Fornals deal was fantastic. Shame this one has ended up this way given that we had 6 months head start to do the deal.

    If I’m honest, I just hope he doesn’t go to Everton. If he ends up at Valencia then fine, but I think it’ll be quite embarrassing if we fight so hard to convince him to join us and Everton swoop in at the last minute and he chooses them. A statement that Everton is more desirable perhaps. Difficult to take when we need to be seen as the ‘best of the rest’.

    • JRS says:

      Yea its shady to much agent involvement & I don’t like we are losing ground on our backup options tho Arnie made us need more strikers all the sudden so that doesnt help. But Weghorst sign new deal, Mitrovic is set to sign bumper & be highest paid in championship already on £90k. Rondon now looking like China who some didn’t want bc age but I really like well rounded better season then Arnie in less attacking team.

      Wouldn’t mind Pedro from Fluminense not Joao the Watford kid tho would have but Pedro few years older 21 tall quick well rounded 8 goals in last 10 games before break

  • T.Irons says:

    We should laugh this deal off now, we’ve done everything and he’s not up for it – fair enough, no need to dislike the bloke for that.
    But this is just the same as all the other long winded transfers we’ve been through in the last 5/6 years.. Bacca, Carvalho even Batshuayi to name a few. I know Anderson worked but that’s say a 1 in 10 chance that paid off, and it was more Lazio not him. Move onto other targets who want the prem move and are willing to show what they are capable of.

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