Report: West Ham fly to Spain discuss striker deal

Representatives from West Ham are said to be in Spain to discuss the transfer of Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez,  claim Spanish local media reports. Radio Vigo say the delegation from the Hammers are in Vigo to discuss a deal for the player who was linked to the Irons last Summer.

The Uruguayan striker is said to have a release clause of £44m and a contract with Celta until June 30, 2022.

West Ham is said to be exploring a number of possibilities to prepare for a possible departure of Marko Arnautovic, who is subject a bid from a Chinese Super League club thought to Shanghai SIPG for £31m.

Gomez has hit 26 La Liga goals in 50 starts since joining from Defensor Sporting in a €4m deal in 2017. He has scored eight goals this season, half of what he managed last season in 36 matches. Pellegrini is likely to have drawn up a list of possible striker should Marko Arnautivic and/or Javier Hernandez this January.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter