NEWS
Wednesday January 16 2019
West Ham 'in Spain' for transfer of Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez

Officials from West Ham United are in Spain to discuss the transfer of Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, say local media reports.

Radio Vigo, part of Cadena Ser, have confirmed an entourage from the Hammers are in Vigo to discuss a deal for the player, whom they also approached last summer.

The Uruguayan striker is said to have a release clause of €50m at Balaidos and netted in Friday night’s 4-2 loss at Rayo Vallecano.

West Ham are said to be resigned to the departure of Marko Arnautovic, who is rumoured to be moving to the Chinese Super League in a €35m deal.

Diario AS previously reported the target-man ‘is on the list of possible candidates’ to replace Luis Suarez, who turns 32 later this month, and late last year he was also linked with replacing Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid.

Gomez has hit 26 La Liga goals in 50 starts since joining from Defensor Sporting in a €4m deal in 2017.

Football Italia website