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Hammers plot double striker move

West Ham are this morning again being reported as ready to make big summer moves for Maxi Gomez with Aleksander Mitrovic also on their agenda.

There have been regular reports linking the Celta Vigo hitman with both Barceloa and Spurs but the Hammers have pursued the 22 year old since last summer and boss Manuel Pellegrini has made him the number one target.

The club are keen on Fulham’s Mitrovic believing there may be a relegation clause involved in the former Newcastle striker’s  contract with the relegated Londoners.

And whilst Gomez has a £43.5 million release clause in his deal the Irons will negotiate hard in a bid to get that down a bit.

However, the player is strongly fancied by Pellegrini and acording to the London Evening Standard  Mario Husillos has been keeping tabs on Gomez throughout the season.

The Hammers also have a record of looking at relegated clubs at this time of the year – as was the case with Lukasz Fabianski last summer -and Mitrovic is very much in their minds.

The Standard report that the 24-year-old Serb looks certain to leave Craven Cottage and that he is keen to stay in England.

They add that Crystal Palace are also interested in the front man who scored 11 times for Fulham this season.

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4 comments on “Hammers plot double striker move

  1. I hope we get Gomez. I’d be lying if I said I knew anything about him, but he’s Pellegrini’s number 1 target and having pursued him for the past 6 months, it would send out a bad message if we can’t make it happen. At 22, a fantastic age with a sell on value. Similarly, I’d be happy with Mitrovic if the price is right. Again, a good age.

    I can only see one happening if Arnautovic stays, but if we can get him off the books, bring both in. Perhaps Vigo would be interested in a player swap plus cash deal with Perez going the other way. I know he has some value in La Liga so that could bring the price down a little bit.

  2. Mitorvic is a championship player, not someone we should be looking at. Did not cut it at Newcastle. I would have Arne all day every day ahead of him, there is no comparison. Go get Gomez an keep Arnie. If we don’t get Arnie, buy any other striker bar Mitrovic.

  3. Arnie and Mitrovic together would terrorise defences. I can see us being priced out of the Maxi Gomez race and think Mitrovic is more realistic.

  4. Salomon Rondon is available, statistically of all goals scored by each club he has the second highest percentage in the PL either assisting or scoring, I think Sterling was top of the list.

    Rondon is a proper player, Mitrovic is ok, imho he is like a better Huggill, would rather have Rondon every day of the week.

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