West Ham United have activated the €50m release clause of in-demand Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, according to reports in the Spanish press.
The Uruguayan striker enjoyed a productive first season at the Galician side, hitting 17 La Liga goals in 35 starts having signed from Defensor Sporting last summer in a €4m deal.
The 21-year-old has long been linked with a move away from the club despite signing a five-year contract last summer, with a proposed €25m move to Beijing Guoan breaking down in January.
Last week, a report was outlined in Radio Galega’s Galician Goles programme which explained the Hammers interest and the expectation of a deal being done.
Now a report in El Desmarque says the East London club have decided to trigger the clause and a deal will be announced imminently.
The striker was top scorer in the Uruguayan domestic league and his fine start to life at Estadio Balaidos – including a brace on his debut against Real Sociedad – earned him a first international call-up.