Hammers set to move up their Gomes bid


West Ham are ready to raise their offer for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes who spent an impressive loan spell at Everton last season.

A top ClaretandHugh senior source has already told us by e mail that Gomes is a player they like very much and accept that £18 million won’t get him.

Now the club is doing its sums and could be ready to go as high as £25 million for the Portuguese international star to whom Manuel Pellegrini is attracted.

Personal terms will be relatively easy to settle with Andy Carroll leaving and the near 90k he earned topped up by another £10k a week or so.

Pellegrini is desperately keen to bring the player in and so far the club has answered every call he has made.

The Times reported that the player has become his priority signing and it seems unlikely the Irons look unlikely to let him slip away.

Barca are believed to want around £30 million but £25m could clinch a deal.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • JRS says:

    I like Gomes but £18m gets Dani Ceballos who can be better & Joan Jordan I think we should be all in for 24yp eibar year left has 12.5 euro buyout clause. For a set piece threat passing dribbling likes to pkay on ground can choot from range has 4 goals & 4 assists in an ok team. 12m Joan Jordan also does defensive work so he would be good in mid with Rice! I’d match Jordan’s buyour clause now before others come in for him. For that money huge deal & is fit money left for Cf & more. I’ think want a LB still James Justin cost £m £2m max inverted LB which I love got promoted with Luton only 19 3 goals 8 assists plays in mid too & loves to pass & pkay on ground he says would suit MP perfect. And they inverted style would suit his high line for Peanuts. CF #2 I’d ho for also LWer is Marcus Thuram 6’2 9 goals for Guingamp that’s a 3rd of their goals top 3 Dribblers in ligue 1 only beat by Mpabbe & Pepe. Only a year left & relegation can get for under £10m has this size pace to deal in PL & is clinical would get more service here.

    Slo I like Gomes but for £25m would spend on him could get a more Dynamic CM IMO a young fast LB & a fast strong take on machine Fwd. 24 21 & 19 all for future & none with any long term injury issues. Might even have money left ovrr

  • Daniel Neal says:

    If we get Andre Gomes in our ranks , then he would be our Anderson of 2019 . Let’s face it , he would do the job of two players on the field . And allowing our best players at present to shine to their full potential . If Pellegrini makes this happen then I believe we’ve got one foot in Europe next season …..

  • Hammer_Rite says:

    I was impressed by gomes when we played everton at the LS.
    Mind you we were so bad we could have made anyone look good that day.

  • Northern Iron says:

    Assuming we are not cursed with a big injury problem again, and given that we only have a budget of €30m plus sales, surely the priorities must be a left back & a proven 18 plus goal a season striker?

  • Hammersone says:

    If Gomes is as good as people are making out why didn’t everton want him? I think that is a fair question. He might be decent but I’ve heard it all before. Players and prices are often overhyped at this stage of the season. Let’s see if we get him what happens..

  • Dom says:

    I can’t see why he’d prefer West Ham over Everton. I should image they’ll pay just as much or more in wages and he’s already played well for a season in that team. I’d love it to happen but can’t see it.

  • mark wiggins says:

    How about André and Maxi Gomez now that would be awesome .

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