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Gomez crashes out without an appearance

West Ham will be hoping that Uruguay’s departure from Copa America will speed up talks aimed at bringing Maxi Gomez to the London Stadium.

However they could be worried the 22 year old failed to register a minute of action during Uruguay’s four games in the competition.

Gomez’s national team crashed out of the competition to Peru 5-4 on penalties and will now presumably take a holiday and be in touch with his agents over the West Ham interest.

Thus far all sorts of explanations for the lack of Hammers progress have been thrown into the mix, chiefly his reluctance to leave La Liga.

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But as explained previously with Celta Vigo keen to raise cash and with Valencia out of the running via lack of finance the Hammers are becoming the only show in town.

And whilst his lack of international activity in the Brazilian tournament over the last couple of weeks puts his position in a little more perspective maybe, Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos have been tracking him as the man they want for months.

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11 comments on “Gomez crashes out without an appearance

  1. The question is, “is he really as good as we think he is ?” I am tending to think that he isn’t.

  2. Gomez clearly doesn’t want to join us. It is embarrassing to keep chasing him. Find a striker who DOES want to join us

  3. As tony said why keep chasing a player who clearly doesn’t want to come to us.
    It’s all getting a bit tedious now.

  4. We must know whether he is interested or not after 6 months pursuing, so assume it’s the transfer fee. If he is personally messing about then lets move on.

    I don’t get why we don’t go for Batshuiyi – loads of pace and power, if you actually look at his game time played, he’s right up there in goals scored. Cant blame him for choosing Chelsea over us 2/3 years back but things change.

  5. AD Batushyai is on stupid money and overrated too… i just want us to put a bid in for che adams looks a class young prospect but he looks on his way too southampton

  6. It’s clear we’ve all read the papers and other credible sources like HITC (lol) and we’ve decided without any grain of truth that he hates us, we should move on to someone like Batshuayi who has turned us down numerous times and picked Palace over us. That we know has happened.

    All hot prospects want to go to the best club they can to progress, we can’t say we want young ambitious players but then moan that they want to go to bigger clubs. What happens when you get players content to be at a mid-table club? You end up with a squad full of Pedro Obiang’s.

    Is he any good? Probably. Anderson wasn’t in the Brazil national team when we signed him so by some people’s logic he must be a bit rubbish.

    • Nothing to do with a perception of him hating us but he clearly doesn’t fancy the transfer. He’s a big target man who appears to have little technique. Spanish clubs are reluctant to go above £25M for him? I don’t see Gomez and Rondon as a pair? Not sure if either get in front of Arnie if he returns focused. We would be looking around posably 50m for them both. Based on the kind of striker I would like to see at my club I’d rather try for Sebastien Haller for that outlay. I’d even take Matteta as a the youth option. 10m on Rondon is frustrating as he would be free next season but I get the club need a CF now if Hernandez leaves.

      • See, I want him because Pellegrini does and he knows more than me. If Gomez is the number one guy who he’s identified as being the missing piece that makes his system tick then that’s all that matters to me. The strikers you mention sound good and I’d be happy with them, but ultimately it’s Pellegrini who knows who best suits how he wants to play.

        Also, I’m not sure ‘Arnie’ fancies us going by his behaviour last season.

  7. Lanzini
    Non of these were playing for their countries when we signed them. If they were, their price would have been much higher.

    Gomez (zzzz) is the right age & his best years are ahead of him. Any player would want to sign for a club who are in the CL & challenging for silverware before settling for a mid-table club who are now aiming for a 6/7th place, all we can offer is higher wages & a dream.
    Personally I am bored with it all & think we should look else where. This saga has been dragging on since January & we are still no nearer.
    But what do I know….

  8. Totally agree iron man ..I was fed up by it all 3 weeks ago..move on and NOT Rondon !! World class in a world class .I don’t think so😤😤

  9. Gomez has Cavani and Suarez in front of him, he is not their level yet but he has the potential according to Tim Vickery to take the PL by storm, you can see their are plenty of raw edges in his play that MP can help polish up. Lets hope we can sign him up and see if the pundits are right COYI !!!

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