West Ham could be able to sign Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo for just €25 million in the summer, according to reports. 

The Hammers were stated to have been close to agreeing on a deal with the Spanish club as they made early preparations for next season. 

However, no transfer materialised, and Gomez’s future remains uncertain, with Celta facing the strong possibility of relegation from La Liga this term. 

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The striker’s contract currently includes a release clause set at €50 million, but according to Spanish news outlet Diario Sport, this fixed price will be halved if Fran Escriba’s side are to finish in the bottom three. 

Barcelona are strongly linked as potential suitors for Gomez as they bid to provide Luis Suarez with a backup ahead of next season.

The Uruguayan international has not been able to steer his side away from the threat of relegation this term, and Celta currently find themselves in 18th place, with their position in the top flight under serious threat. 

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