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Maxi Gomez Update

According to Spanish local press, a private jet containing West Ham representatives has landed in the city of Vigo.

Faro De Vigo say “West Ham will not throw the towel in their attempt to get the services of Maxi Gómez . Emissaries of the English club arrived in Vigo today after traveling in a private plane with the intention of taking the Uruguayan forward and torpedoing the agreement that Celta had closed the day before with Valencia and for which they would receive Santi Mina, 14.5 million Euros, 1.5 million Euros in add-ons and the loan of Jorge Sáenz for two seasons.”

They added that “Celta does not intend to negotiate with West Ham that unless they are prepared to pay the fifty million Euro termination clause to take the footballer who will be offered a larger contract and higher wages than he would receive at Valencia”

ESPN is suggesting that Gomez’s agents have told Valencia they must match the 6 million Euros per year in wages that West Ham are prepared to the young striker worth around £103,500 per week.

A West Ham insider has confirmed to Claret and Hugh this afternoon that Celta is indeed holding out for £44.5m. The Hammers last bid was in the region of 40 million Euros (£36m) so are around £8.5m off the asking price. The club are thought to be considering increasing their bid but need to be sure Gomez will agree to personal terms. Mario Husillos is reported to be main West Ham representative to have flown to Spain.

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The key man in West Ham’s hijack attempt is said to be Jonathan Barnet, co-founder of the Stella Group who is Gomez’s agent. The man well known to the Sullivans is known to be persuasive with his clients and the imminent departure of Marko Arnautovic got be a deciding factor in Gomez coming to the London Stadium.

The club insider gave odds of 50% of Gomez becoming a West Ham player within the next forty-eight hours.


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7 comments on “Maxi Gomez Update

  1. Do we really want a player whose heart will not be in it?

    As someone else has said does Gomez want the sporting chance or the economic one?
    Unless this is paper talk, I would rather he wasn’t hi jacked, but come by choice to make West Ham a better team during his tenure to achieve european football going forwards

  2. If it happens he will be obliged to perform , if he doesn’t the reaction will be deafening .

  3. It’s sad to end like this but to be honest I dont think he was that good . . I feel sorry for him . But wish him well . We dont need him .

  4. He is absolutely worth pursuing. He clearly isn’t just in it for the money as he favours staying in spain on a smaller contract and is excited by the opportunity of top 4 football. If we want him, we have to convince him with money, it’s the only leverage we have. If he comes, of course he will apply himself. The man is a professional.

  5. To be fair ,It just seems like He doesn’t want to leave Spain.Its not like He’s going to Italy or Germany or even another Premiership team.Its got to be a huge decision for him at his age to leave his family and maybe a relationship.At least it shows it’s not just for the money.Its a huge life decision and I’m sure that’s why He would prefer Valencia..It’s probably not even got anything to do with not wanting to play for West Ham.

  6. Like nick says above seems the best answer and he will score lots for sure if our midfield create the chances for him. Also paying full amount is no gamble even if it’s only one season and he cant settle in UK at his young age his sell on fee will be much more if sold to Barca real PSG or juve as for sure you wont be getting arnie mark 2 here as he will be firing all the time and trying his best for us or any team he goes too. COYI

  7. Another Johnny Foreigner coming here maybe on mercenary terms. Alas its just par for the course these days. Sullivan and Gold have a reputation of buying and selling recklessly and are seen as complete suckers in the transfer market. 10th place looks good at the moment.

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