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Gomez favours Valencia

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target  would favour a move to Valencia this summer as it would mean that he gets to play  football, according to the Express. 

The have been heavily linked with a move for the 22-year-old Celta Vigo striker, as reported by the Standard, but face stiff competition from Valencia for his services.

And it is understood that the South American has told friends that given the choice between a move to and the prospect of European competition, he would prefer football.

This is a big blow for if true, but one that doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The issue that a side like the will always have is attracting the right kind of player when they face competition from teams who can offer targets the glitz and glamour of the Champions League. Equally, the Irons cannot hope to bridge the gap between themselves and those clubs until they start signing the kind of player needed to compete in that competition. It’ s a vicious circle, and it’s one that really highlights the struggle that mid table sides with ambitions of European face. It’s expensive venture, and one that doesn’t always pay off. As for Gomez, he would be the ideal man for West Ham. with 3.8 aerial duels won and 2.2 shots per game last season [Whoscored], he is a real handful, and one that would have slotted in perfectly at the London Stadium. Don’t right it off just yet, but the chances of it happening now look a lot slimmer.

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