Major Hammers target for a long time Maxi Gomez is suffering a total nightmare at Valencia after snubbing the Irons for the La Liga outfit.
The Hammers managerial duo Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husilos tracked the player all last season and he almost became a winter signing.
But that broke down and when we went back in for the the striker this summer it became apparent that Valencia was always going to be his destination.
So far however they have won just one game, Gomez has seen no more than three minutes of the action and the manager who bought him – Marcelino Garcia Toral – has been sacked.
It’s a total nightmare for the former Celta Vigo player who also has to suffer the indignity of seeing the club he left above Valencia in the league.
Gomez’s current lack of action comes after he failed to make an appearance at the Copa America with Uruguay.
Meanwhile Seb Haller – whom the Hammers turned to after failing to land Gomez – goes from strength to strength for us, proving football’s wheel of fortune is a funny old thing to call.