West Ham triggers Maxi Gomez €50m release cause

West Ham have this evening triggered Maxi Gomez’s release clause by submitting a bid of €50,000,000 (£44.8m) to Celta Vigo.

The formal bid is likely to stall Gomez’s proposed transfer to Valencia again as West Ham do everything in their power to get Manuel Pellegrini’s number one striker target. Reports out of Spain earlier this evening suggested that Valencia was threatening to withdraw their offer unless Gomez’s agent Jonathan Barnet signed off on their deal.

Later the story changed with another Valencian media outlet saying that Gomez had a 75% likelihood of signing for Valencia and his agents had accepted that he wished to stay in La Liga.

The lodging of a massive £44.8m bid is a new club record but the next 24 hours will tell us whether it was all in vain.

We are lead to believe through the Spanish media that Gomez wants to stay in Spain and money isn’t his main motivation but the player himself has kept a dignified silence on the subject.



About Sean Whetstone

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

11 comments on “West Ham triggers Maxi Gomez €50m release cause

  1. Wow that’s a ballsy offer

  2. This sucks… worth half of that max… werner… haller… ben yedder could get all these type of players for that money

  3. Unfortunately he clearly doesnt want to come (cant really blame him we are not yet a match for valencia) we need to find players who want to be with us and are prepared to give their for the club

  4. Can you get this verified by the club Sean, the spanish media are hardly reliable ?

  5. In Pellegrini we trust, Anderson, Yarmolenko, Balbuena, Diop. He is the daddy and he knows his ****.

  6. Even if the agents persuade him to come which I don’t like that whole agent business which is shady. There is issue of we want to pay in installments & LA Liga doesn’t do that every player has buyout & when met they want full amount up front Delta Vigo too understandable since they could miss out in £14m & Santo Mina who was their player good lil CF scored 13 like Gomez ready made striker partner for Aspas which as we now hard to find good strikers & rated 30m at 23 plus 2 loan players.
    Seems a lot to overcome but I hope Pellegrini is talking to him personally not just agents bc he & we want players who want to be here & bekeieve in his project.

  7. Got to agree with Mark, if the guy doesn’t fancy leaving Spain he is unlikely to be playing with a passion for us if he did come. We need to abandon this chase and get the alternatives signed quickly. Given that Rondon is going to China & Mitrovic has committed to Fulham speed is of the essence.

  8. Difficult to know for sure whether he doesn’t want to come or whether the agent is playing a crafty game. I think it has reached the point where just putting more money on the table may not be the answer unless you are sure he is going to be committed. If he is at all reluctant-for family reasons or because he just doesn’t fancy living here- we should move on & get to work on an alternative. I am beginning to think he can’t be worth the time & money, unless he is a lot better player than his stats suggest.

  9. I cannot understand why Pellegrini is willing to pay so much for this player when we clearly need more than one centre forward plus a left back, a centre half & a good defensive midfielder

  10. For the board to finally meet the sell price rather than perform their usual ‘cheap Charlie’ antics is a real forward step in itself..
    Pellegrini and Husillos are clearly a left and right hand moving in synch..
    The doubters amongst us now need to step up an to the plate on match days at the London Stadium and prove to quality players who are sceptical of the move to West Ham, that their scepticism is misplaced, we have a world class stadium and 60k passionate fans who turn up week in week out..
    can’t wait for the new season … COYI

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