West Ham are in talks to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, who has a £43.3 million release clause in his contract.
The Hammers, who are still keen on recruiting a new forward irrespective of whether Marko Arnautovic gets his desired move to China, will have to eclipse their club-record £36 million capture of Felipe Anderson in the summer if they wish to sign the Uruguayan.
West Ham are still in talks to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, who has a £45m release clause. They want to sign a forward even if Marko Arnautovic stays. (via @SkySportsNews) pic.twitter.com/dYIl8axqMJ
- West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) January 25, 2019
.@WestHamUtd considering whether to trigger Maxi Gomez's 50m Euro release clause at Celta Vigo. Hammers have already had one bid rejected. Celta keen to keep the player. If deal does go through it would be a club record fee.
- Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 25, 2019
West Ham still in talks to sign Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez. They want to sign a forward even if Marko Arnautovic stays. Gomez has £45m release clause
- Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 25, 2019
They have already had one bid rejected by Celta, but are considering paying the full premium clause to secure his services.
Gomez, 22, has been in fine form in La Liga this season - scoring nine goals and assisting five in 1514 minutes of action. In his first season at the club, the striker notched 17 goals in 36 games in the Spanish top flight.
:repeat: Maxi Gomez this season...- TheSportsman Transfers (@TSMTransfers) January 17, 2019
- Games: 18
- Goals: 9
- Assists: 5
Marko Arnautovic this season...
- Games: 18
- Goals: 8
- Assists: 2
Celta de Vigo striker Gomez is rumoured to replace Arnautovic at West Ham.#WHUFC pic.twitter.com/SddiUmUs9i
The former Defensor Sporting man was part of the Uruguay squad that reached the World Cup quarter finals, though he only managed 31 minutes in the defeat to France.
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