Earlier today, my co-ed produced an excellent article, Click Here, relating to the Hammers being linked with the Celta Vigo striker, Maxi Gomez, with it being an intriguing piece of speculation, here’s another angle on what could prove to be a big signing.
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve mentioned that the Hammers have made seven signings in this summer transfer window and who might well be number eight.
But then again, I do kind of enjoy it as I’ve never known a summer transfer like it.
But, with the Hammers, seemingly looking to bring a top-striker to the club, we could well be set to be frustrated in our quest, even more so when you consider all the wheeling and dealing has to be completed by midnight a week on Thursday.
This afternoon, news has broken, according to the news source, Evening Standard, that West Ham have been thwarted in an attempt to bring the 21-year-old Uruguayan striker, Maxi Gomez, to the club.
According to our referenced source, a West Ham bid, said to be of the magnitude of £27 million has been turned down by his current club, Celta Vigo.
It appears that Celta Vigo want somewhere in the region of £35 million if a deal is to be successfully concluded for the player who netted 18 times last season.
Now, whether West Ham have time to indulge in something akin to a stand-off remains debatable.
However, it is also being suggested that in order to fund a bid for the striker, the Hammers will have something of a clear-out:
To finance a deal for 21 year-old Gomez and another midfielder, West Ham are set to stage a clear-out. Sam Byram, Cheikhou Kouyate, Michail Antonio, Edimilson Fernandes and Reece Oxford are all set to go.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) August 1, 2018
Does that suggestion intrigue or disappoint you, please feel free to comment in our facility beneath this article?
However, another posting implies that Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the player:
— HITC Transfer News (@HITCdeadlineday) August 1, 2018
It’ll be interesting to see, over the coming days, if this piece of speculation has any solid foundations or is just a piece of journalistic licence or whether we face a fight with Tottenham for his signature.
But, there’s no denying the squad would benefit from the addition of another striker, even more so with Andy Carroll perennially injured. But, at just 21-years-of-age, you might want to ponder over whether he is too young for the cut and thrust of the Premier League.
Even so, it is a tasty piece of speculation we think.