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Gomez has an Arnie dilemma

West Ham are waiting on a response from Celta Vigo after lodging a £25 million bid for Maxi Gomez.

Despite reports from Sky that two identical £29 million bids from ourselves and Valencia have been accepted, West Ham have told us within the last few minutes that the bids are simply on the table at this stage.

It looks certain that Vigo will accept offers from either or both of us but at this stage the striker has two big decisions to make.

The first will rest on assurances from the West management team that he will not be used as a back up striker to Marko Arnautovic, Should he not receive them then he could be on his way to Valencia.

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With the La Liga club having qualified for the Champions League that is a draw in itself and word is that he is determined to be seen as the No 1 striker at whichever club he decides to opt for.

A Hammers top insider told us by e-mail: “There is a bid on the table and we await word from the club as the player makes up his mind.”

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13 comments on “Gomez has an Arnie dilemma

  1. Arnie needs to be sold definetly and we need to sell chich too and get in another second striker preferably young end of

  2. Can u give us an update on Issa diop please cause you have said nothing and I’m very anxious about the situation

  3. ——Rice—–Fornals—–



    See no reason why we couldn’t accommodate both Gomez and Arnie.

    With the likes of Nobes, Antonio, Yarma, Holland, Diangana on the bench this is the most creativity we have arguably ever had at the top end of the pitch.

  4. Throw Arnie into the deal. Get rid of asap.

  5. However good Maxi Gomez may be, I really don’t think any player should ever be given an assurance that he’ll be picked in front of any other player. If he’s good enough he’ll get in the side either alongside Arnie or instead of him, if he’s not good enough he won’t – simple. If we’re offering him the reported £100k per week, we’re hardly planning to leave him on the bench are we !!

    If he really is asking for such assurances I’m afraid I’d be saying thanks but no thanks.

  6. Alex cant see pelle selling diop after one season and would need another centre back who wouldnt be as good anyway and cost nearly as much again. Also why would diop go to a team like manure who are no longer the top club in the premier, now city i would be worried but anyone else only city barca real juve are a danger to our rebuilding problem and he would have to move north out of the best city . Definitely a no go too

  7. You got anything on joah Jordan?

  8. Well one of them will have to be second fiddle . Anautovic didn’t exactly pull up trees last season and was definitely under performing after West Ham blocked his big money move to China . Is Gomez better than Anautovic because when he is on his game he can very affective . Obviously it would be a challenge for Pelle to keep them both happy . Would be great to have them both of course but Arnie’s attitude is a potential problem . If Gomez signs for us then it mightn’t be too long before Anautovic moves on . Don’t know if you see that way Hugh !? .

  9. Although I doubt the truth in any article that a player wants a guaranteed starting slot or more to the point a manager agreeing to it, Gomez walks into our starting line up as we do not possess an out and out centre forward. I hope we do make this one happen but it is going to be tough to compete with CL football isn’t it ?

  10. No one should be a back up to anyone else. All squad players should compete equally for starting positions game to game and week to week.

    It should never be any other way, although sadly some club officials and even contributors on this site have spoken in terms of “back up” many times in the past.

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