West Ham to trigger Gomez release clause

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West Ham United are set to trigger the £45million release clause of Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to El Desmarque. 

The Spanish news outlet report that the Hammers are ready to smash their transfer record once again this summer to sign the 21-year-old Uruguay international after failing to agree a lower fee with the La Liga club.

El Desmarque claim that West Ham are set to trigger the clause imminently, possibly even today (Tuesday), with Gomez set to fly out to London to complete the move before Thursday’s deadline.

It is said that director of football Mario Husillos has been at the forefront of their search for several weeks, and he has decided that Gomez is the club’s best option.

West Ham broke their transfer record earlier this summer for winger Felipe Anderson, spending £36million to sign the Brazilian from Lazio, as reported by the BBC.


Gomez has been a player linked with the Hammers during their search for a new striker, but the likelihood of the club smashing their transfer record again in this window is extremely low. For the club to splash out another £44million on Gomez would take their spending close to the £150million mark, matching the outlay of top-six clubs like Liverpool. That is simply not possible and not likely at all, and this report looks to be fanciful speculation from the Spanish press. That being said, Gomez would be a brilliant signing for the Hammers, with the young Uruguay international looking like he could go on to become a real star in the near future. The 6ft 1in forward scored 18 goals in all competitions for Celta last season, form which earned him a spot in Uruguay’s squad for the World Cup, where he made three appearances. Don’t be surprised if he makes a move to the Premier League very soon, with the Hammers or not. 

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