Conflicting Gomez reports come out of Valencia


Speculation on Maxi Gomez have reached fever pitch today both in Spain and the UK as the media try to second guess what is going on as West Ham try to hijack the deal Valencia agreed with Celtra Vigo yesterday for the 25-year-old striker.

One local Valencia newspaper called Super Deporte claiming problems with Gomez’s agent Jonathan Barnet could kill the deal by asking Valencia to match the wages his client would receive at the London Stadium and the commission he would have received from West Ham.

The same newspaper claimed that West Ham were now favourites to land the striker and a medical could happen in London this weekend.

Spanish were not going to take that laying down and rival paper ElDesmarque Valencia have published their own report, claiming there’s been no further movement from West Ham in the past few hours.

They say Valencia are still confident in landing their man and add that Celta Vigo has asked their player if he wants to take the extra wages from West Ham and he has ‘dismissed the option’. They say West Ham ‘will not achieve their objective’ for two reasons. Firstly Gomez is happy with his life in Spain and has no language issues and secondely Valencia is able to offer him Champions League football which West Ham can’t.

The saga should be sorted in the next twenty-four hours one way or the other so we should all be put out of misery soon and be able to move on.

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  • Billy says:

    Nah. Gomez is coming to West Ham.

  • Hammers64 says:

    It’s like the Bacca fiasco.I hope we have a good contingency plan if he chooses Valencia.

  • Dom says:

    Much like the rest of us, Gomez has aged 3 years since this transfer saga began.

  • Lok says:

    I get the CL and language / culture point of view. There is another point to be made in that regard: Vigo is up north west in Spain, Basque country, whereas Valencia is on the East Coast. The difference between these two clubs (cities) are immense and should not be under estimated! I believe (hope?) this radical change will work in West Ham’s favour, whilst st the same time I do not want a(nother) player that only choose based on money. I praise myself lucky I’m not calling these shots, and have the utmost t believe Pellegrini and Huscillos have more knowledge, experience and insight…

    • Vamos Che says:

      Anyone with a basic knowledge of geography has more knowledge, experience, and insight. Vigo is in Galicia, not Pais Vasco.

  • Deano says:

    Would prefer Bellotti to be honest, obviously Pellegrini see’s something in Gomez but I’ve watched a lot of him since our link to him in January and he looks slow and sluggish to me, I’d go for Bellotti and a young striker from maybe the championship or abroad then take a chance on Balotelli

  • Lanzini says:

    After Arnautovic I don’t want to see another unstable player arrive.
    Computer says NO

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