Date: 29th January 2019 at 2:24pm
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Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez is unsure that a transfer to West Ham this month is the best move for him at the moment, according to Faro de Vigo

The local newspaper report that the 22-year-old is yet to be fully convinced by the prospect of a move to the London Stadium amid heavy speculation that the Hammers are ready to pay his £45million release clause.

Faro de Vigo claim that West Ham have not made another offer for their prime target since seeing an initial bid rejected by the La Liga club, who are demanding his release clause in full, with talks having slowed between the two parties.


West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for Gomez over the past week or so, and as the deadline got closer it looked more and more likely that they would make a swoop. However, this local source seems to pour cold water on that suggestion, with it looking as though there are more obstacles to the move than first thought. Gomez’s desires were never really mentioned among all the speculation, and it actually looks as though the Uruguay international is not as keen on a move to West Ham as expected. Gomez has been at Vigo for two seasons now, and likely wants to help the club climb out of the relegation battle they currently find themselves in. You would think that a move away is likely to come in the summer, with a January move now possibly taking a backseat. West Ham don’t have any immediate issues up front with Marko Arnautovic now staying, but with the Austrian likely to leave at the end of the season, you can see why they are keen to wrap up a deal for Gomez now.