Valencia looked set to all but confirm the signing of the 22-year-old, after Faro De Vigo reported that the Spanish club had agreed a deal for the striker.
A forward has quickly become the top priority for Manuel Pellegrini, with Hammers officials in Spain to try and force a deal for the Uruguayan international – something which looked unlikely after reports suggested that Celta Vigo were unwilling to negotiate.
Mario Husillos looks set to have worked his magic though, with Super Deporte reporting that the Hammers forecast that Gomez could pass a medical this weekend in order to complete a move.
It is believed that the relationship between the Sullivan’s and Gomez’ agent Jonathan Barnet was key to the proposed move after the Spanish publication revealed it was he who demanded a much higher commission from Valencia.
With this report, it looks certain that the Hammers will surely win the race for Gomez – something that will no doubt fill the London faithful with great joy.
After all the 22-year-old forward scored 15 goals in 40 appearances in his 2018/19 campaign, across club and country, and averaged a very impressive 2.3 shots per game in his La Liga outings (Source:WhoScored).
This is set to make Pellegrini a very happy man, as he looks set to complete a deal for Gomez, who will surely be ready for a move to the Premier League to lead the line in East London.