Celta Vigo hoping for Maxi Gomez bidding war between West Ham and Valencia
West Ham have been interested in Celta Vigo attacker Maxi Gomez and have recently had a bid in the region of £25 million rejected. However, it seems as though the Hammers are prepared to go back in for the player and intensify their interest in the Uruguayan ahead of the new season. Spanish side Valencia are also interested in the attacker who scored 13 goals last season. Celta Vigo finished one place above the relegation zone and Gomez was a key part in them staying up. And, according to the London Evening Standard, cited by HITC, Celta Vigo are hoping the Hammers and Valencia enter into a bidding war for the highly-rated striker this summer.
West Ham and Tottenham look set to miss out on Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, who looks set to join La Liga side Valencia.
According to, Valencia will secure the services of the Uruguayan for just €16 million in the coming days, with Valencia striker Santi Mina heading to Celta as part of the deal.
The news comes as a major blow to Manuel Pellegrini, with the Hammers boss desperate to bring the 22-year-old to the London Stadium this summer.
The 22-year-old, who was also attracting interest from Tottenham, scored 13 times in the Spanish top flight last season and was viewed as a perfect replacement to fill the void left by Lucas Perez and the departing Javier Hernandez.
However, West Ham will not be signing Gomez, meaning Pellegrini will need to head back into the market to find another dynamic forward ahead of the new season.
Valencia reportedly threaten to pull out of race for West Ham target Gomez.
West Ham United have been handed encouragement in their pursuit of Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez. The Hammers are neck and neck with Valencia in the race to secure the Uruguay international’s signature this summer. Recent reports have indicated that the player is keen on a move to the Mestalla despite the advice of his entourage, while West Ham have already expressed their willingness to pay Celta the full extent of his €50 million release clause.