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Hammers Gomez price hopes take a knock

West Ham received a minor knock back to their hopes of signing Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez on the cheap at the weekend.

The La Liga outfit remained just outside the bottom three despite being beaten 2-0 by Atletico Madrid.

Should Vigo be relegated, as reported previously, the fee for signing the big striker falls from €45 million to €22 million.

However, they have a real scrap on their hands to avoid the drop with just six games left as they are now just one point clear of the third off bottom club Real Vallidolid.

Manuel Pellegrini has made Gomez his No 1 target this summer but the Hammers are obviously hoping they won’t need to pay the full whack for the 22 year old Uruguayan.

Spurs and Barcelona have both been linked with the player but Hammers insiders believe that is all about agents trying to create a competitive position in order to push up the price.

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4 comments on “Hammers Gomez price hopes take a knock

  1. Cheapskates. Why are our targets always advertised to all and sundry anyway. How long was it advertised we were after a 20 goal a season striker? Who isn’t. bacca? Never got him. Lacazette. Went to Arsenal. Gomez. Will probably go to Tottenham. Funnily enough It was all over the news yesterday that Tottenham are after Gomez as a back up to Harry Kane. Maybe not as unbelievable as we might think.

    • Clive, if you had a chance of buying a TV at £500 or the same one at £25O does that make you a cheapskate or fortunate – yes I think it is unbelievable. Gomez could not be more dissimilar to Kane if you were looking for one. Plus he had never been mentioned until WHUFC became interested. Then suddenly everybody is too. I think other clubs might just know about him before then. Such b…..ks. If you want a pony he don’t go to Spuds I’ll happily take that off you

  2. I think we should try and get something agreed before the end of the season. They could lose 22m, how about we go somewhere towards bridging the gap. Agree something at 30-32m?

    That way Celta Vigo have a choice – risk losing 22m or take a good offer. At 44m, there’s no guarantee anybody will take the punt, but at 22m, I think we’ll be fighting out with a number of other clubs. If he’s Pellegrini’s man, get it done before everybody comes sniffing around.

    • All the potential transfer targets that we are after ,so happen to be the same targets of Spurs,Everton and Leicester.Is that just coincidence or a load of ******** fo

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