Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez is likely to now speak to his representatives after Uruguay crashed out of the Copa America on Saturday, according to Claret & Hugh.
The reliable Hammers news source claims that it’s probable that the 22-year-old will take a holiday and will then reach out to his agents about a potential switch to the London Stadium.
Football London reported way back in April that the Celta star was a priority transfer target for West Ham’s director of football Mario Husillos this summer.
However, progress on a deal has been disrupted of late by the player’s participation in the international tournament in Brazil.
It’s about time something happened to accelerate this potential signing. It seems like West Ham have been tracking Gomez for an eternity, yet no tangible progress has seemingly been made. We heard about a couple of bids recently, but there’s no way of knowing the truth in those reports and, indeed, nothing has come of them. Still, now that his international commitments are over – with Gomez not playing a single minute of Copa America game time to boot – perhaps things will intensify. The youngster must know that the Hammers want to sign him, so it’s surely up to him whether he wants to join the east London outfit or not. Obviously they don’t have European football, but they are an upwardly mobile team who have an outstanding manager and can offer him fantastic wages compared to what he is likely on in Spain. If he’s not convinced then the club should move on, but he deserves time to talk it over with his representatives now he’s out of the Copa America.