Date: 19th June 2019 at 6:45am
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West Ham have struck an agreement with Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to Fichajes.

The Spanish news outlet, who have over 300,000 Facebook followers and over 130,000 followers on Twitter, claims on their website that while a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs, the Hammers have taken a major stride towards snapping up the 22-year-old Uruguay international.

It is understood that Valencia are also interested in Gomez but the centre-forward is impressed by Manuel Pellegrini’s project at the London Stadium.

OPINION

West Ham have done a lot of business already this summer, but signing Gomez could be the biggest deal of them all for Pellegrini. The Irons have had so many poor strikers over the years but Gomez is someone who would surely light up the London Stadium and get the goals rolling. Although Celta Vigo just about avoided relegation from La Liga last term, Gomez scored 13 goals in 35 league appearances, which is more than what West Ham’s top goalscorer Marko Arnautovic managed as he netted 11 goals in 2018/19. Gomez has also been dubbed as the ‘new Luis Suarez’ by some. Even if he is half as good as the Barcelona forward, who is his international team-mate for Uruguay, that would be sensational addition for West Ham. Now that they have reportedly agreed a deal with the player, it should help grease the wheels a bit when it comes to negotiations with Celta Vigo. They will surely want a lot of cash for their star man, but now that he has committed to a move elsewhere, they could lower their demands.